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Rapid Fire


A rapid succession of Blender news for your pre-weekend enjoyment!

Blendermade animation takes 2nd place

Mats Holmberg wrote:

Cheers, we placed 2nd in a competition sponsored by Helsinki Design Week, Grafia (Association of Professional Graphic Designers in Finland) and Adobe. If you happen to speak Finnish you can find more info here and here. Oour entry (Blendermade naturally) can be found here.

"The extinct time" Tech-Demo Release

Thomas Dinges wrote:

We have released our first Tech-Demo of our openMovie project "The extinct time" (in German, Die Ausgestorbene Zeit"). These are the results of the past 10 months of work. I hope you like it. And a big Thank you to all Blender Developers. Without Blender we couldn't realize this project. Video:

Free webspace for Blender projects offers free webhosting to users of open source / free/libre software.

A surrealistic image - by xelptic

Banor wrote:

On the forum I came across this surrealistic piece of artwork by xelptic. The creature has good modeling (see a wireframe image of the creature,) and the image as a whole has strange appeal. It is good to see artwork in this genre made with Blender! (Blender, Indigo, and Photoshop were used to create this picture.) Good job, xelptic! Read the thread on BlenderAritsts.

Blender 2.48 Constrained Mouselook Tutorial
sagedread  wrote:

This is a video tutorial in which walks you through step-by-step how to setup and program a constrained mouselook script. What i mean by constrained is that Ive been getting a lot of requests on how to make a mouselook script that doesn't rotate up all the way around resulting in a much more realistic fps game setup. Link.

"Blender Architecture, Buildings and Scenery" Reviewed
Dion Moult wrote:

I was recently asked to give a review on the book Blender 3D Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery. After some time reading it, I'm actually quite pleased with the book and wanted to share my review with the rest of the Blender community. You can read it here.

Blender tutorial in Greek Linux Format
Chris Smailis <[email protected]> wrote:

Last wear i've been writing a series of tutorials for the greek version of the linux format magazine. However a long time has passed since then. So the first tutorial is now freely available in the magazine's website. If you're interested you can check it here.

Blender tutorial in Dutch C't magazine

Johan van Dijck wrote:

I bought this months' issue of the Dutch C't magazine and found that it contains a 2-part Blender tutorial in which a bird is being modelled. Thought you might want to know ;). Also the winning picture in this months' 3d World gallery was made with Blender.

Blender-made Corporate Promo
Craig Stone wrote:

I wanted to share my most recently completed project with any who would be interested in seeing another example of Blender being used in a professional context. There are many details pertaining to the production of this five minute clip which are mentioned on my webpage, so I won't repeat them here. I'll only mention those things which I think might be of particular interest to my fellow blenderheads. Almost all of the visual material was created and composited using the SVN version of Blender. Other tools used include The Gimp, Inkscape, Ardour, Audacity. Link.

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Hey thanks for publishing a link to our video.

    We want to give every person who is interested in this Movie project the chance to talk with us.

    Today on the IRC.
    Channel: deadtime_de
    When? 8pm CET (Thats the same time zone as in the Netherlands btw)

    Give us comments, critic and we will answer your questions!

    The ChronosOM team

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