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Blender Dev Talk: 2.5 and looks on the future


martin-poirier-blender25Here's Martin 'theeth' Poirier's presentation on Blender 2.5 development during the Libre Graphics Meeting 2009. 35 minute video, well worth watching. Enjoy!

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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. Wow Thanks! That was very interesting and informative stuff. I wish we could stay and hear about Project Durian also. ;)

  2. Interesting, there was a mention of Common Lisp in the video, has anyone got any more information on this, is there any intent on supporting languages besides python? Personally I hope so because I hate python's syntax, but am somewhat of a Lisp fan :).

  3. I haven't watched this yet, but I'm glad blender isn't stalled like so many OSS projects do :)

    I think support for other langs is a big thing too :) I want to see a blender that supports langs more easily than any other 3D package. Just plug support into a "blender library" and go from there :).

  4. Campbell Barton (ideasman42) on

    Re: Other languages, we discussed this on the developers mailing list, a lot of people put their 2c in but I think the outcome was that no other languages besides python would be supported, same was agreed on by most people on blenderartist.

    Its 4:20am, take that Theeth! (Great talk btw :) )

  5. Anyone actually managing to watch this? Furthest Ive managed to get in the stream is 2mins, and the downloads timeout as well.

  6. I've seen it right until the last word :) and I liked it allot! Big thanks to everyone that made it possible for us to see it.

  7. pixel master on

    Great video, thanks for posting it Bart. I thought theeth did great on the presentation. I have a question, can anyone hear what he says, starting around 31:37? He's speaking about etch-a-ton and Siggraph. He said something about: It's so flashy that Siggraph ......... ????????????????

  8. Sorry to be a bit negative

    it is not the presentation, it is the sound recording. It is very difficult at times to make out what is being said.

    Is a transcipt available?

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