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Happy 2009!!


From the entire team: the best wishes for 2009! What are your hopes for Blender this year?

Leonarda Sala (see also his 'Mikrobitus') sent in a nice New Years e-card. Enjoy!

Leonardo wrote:

Hi, I've just finished a short greetings e-card to promote my services, as usual totally made in Blender 2.48. It features very simple but funny characters rendered in a 2.5D style. I hope you'll enjoy.

Happy new year to Blendernation and the huge Blender community!

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. Happy New Year from Serbia!
    Срећна Нова година из Србије!

  2. Happy new year and may this be the best year for blender and every one out there.
    Form Sri Lanka (ain't it nice to see so many countries in this post?)
    I wish that blender will be even better this year with the long awaited BIG release of 2.5
    And peace through out the world

  3. Happy New Year from Japan.
    あけまして おめでとうございます。

  4. Happy new year from China! Best wishes to all Blender fans!

  5. Happy New Year From Indonesia! Lets Make 2009 Blender's Year!
    Selamat Tahun Baru Untuk Semua Blenderhead di Seluruh Dunia!

  6. Happy New Year from Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. Bless you all, you wonderful Blenderheads, and may there be enough peace, and love, creativity, and spontaneity on earth, to solve the world's most important problems.

  7. Just wanting to wish you all a Happy New Year and hoping the best for you, Blender, and the whole Blender community! Without you, Blender would not be open source and have such vibrant development, flourishing art, and useful support!

    Cool, fun voices and good acting, as well as some nice visuals! Bravo, Leonarda Sala! Thanks for the good e-card!

    Happy New Year to the whole Blender community! May your dreams and resolutions come true, and may you find what you are really looking for in life.

    God bless,

  8. Bom ano novo! Que este seja ainda melhor! (Happy new year! May it be even better than the last one!).
    From Portugal.


    Happy New Year From Bradenton, Florida!!! To all the Blenderians. Keep on blending baby!!! 2009 to infinity!!!!

  10. It is *truly* lovely to see so many people posting from so many parts of the world. It's something of a sign of hope for humanity that, when it comes even to something so 'trivial' as open source software (such as Blender) at least, there aren't any 'differences' (politics, religion, etc) between us. That we can cooperate across social, economic, and language barriers to contribute to something that is so much more than the sum of its parts is a Very Good Thing.

    Happy New Year from Michigan!

  11. Happy New Year from Down Under (or Australia, whichever you prefer to call it)!

    Noone else has said what they're looking forward to this year, so here goes..... I'm looking forward to Farsthary's implementation of his Volumetrics this year! It's gonna be awesome!

    Hope everyone had a Merry Xmas as well! :)

  12. Happy new year from the Netherlands!

    (i wonder what a satellite image of new year's night would look like. it must look quite funny, since the new year starts at a different time in each time zone :P )

  13. Thanks for great altough at the beginning totally frustrating software. Started just about one month ago but blenedered some 2009 ;)
    Happy New Year

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