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cg242w_topimg-dn_01We haven't reported any Blender sightings for a while, but I find that it still amuses me to see Blender screenshots in strange places. So for today: Blender on the homepage of Eizo, supplier of professional computer monitors.

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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, is there anyone using Eizo in his work? I wonder is really necessary to have such high quality display if most of people use lower grade LCDs and they are not going to see the difference... ?

  2. I'm actually a little curious about why they didn't choose a mainstream video editor (such as Final Cut) to represent the 'video' portion of the tag line.

  3. FCP is sooo 2003 :D

    Looks like they actually used it properly though, nice image, granted it's not easy to see / make out.

  4. Is that strange creature on the left screen related to the Suse logo? If so I guess there are some free software fans at Eizo.

  5. Holy Crap! That site is repulsive! I can't believe someone would do that. He's just taken Blender, the Wiki user manual, and other people's videos and packaged them as his own. It's probably technically legal, but it's just so sleazy.

  6. Now if only Eizo started treating Linux seriously. The last thing I expect after having bought one of their expensive widegamut 24" displays is "Sorry, we don't even have SDK for you to create software to load an ICC profile into display's LUT".

  7. So appalling. You see loads of these kind of rebundles of open source applications on ebay, particularly blender. They all seem to have loads of words to try and smokescreen / sell it (other peoples work). Leaving the legalities aside, from the application itself to examples of pieces created with it, it all just seems to lack integrity to me. How do they sleep at night. I for one am very grateful blender exists at all. It is frustrating seeing it hi-jacked like this, even if no technical laws are being broken. The biggest actual LIE, is how it comes across that the application is somehow easy ("BEAUTIFUL Animations With Minimum Effort...", and "Will Allow YOU To Create Cutting-Edge Animations
    Like Pixar Easily and Quickly..."). Now that IS deliberately misleading to people being asked to shell out hard-earned money. Absolutely no 3d application, whether it be maya, 3d max of blender can produce decent results without a serious investment of time and effort.

  8. All you guys who are incensed by the 3dmagix, may be relieved? that he has indeed done illegal things.

    1. Use of copyrighted images.
    2. Use of images made in Blender and not 3dmagix (even if they are the same, if you rebrand it you have to make your own images).
    3. Use of Blender logo.
    4. Lack of attribution for the Peach and Orange projects.
    5. Non-compatible license terms.
    6. Use of trademarked product name "Magix"
    7. Lack of attribution for the source code. He says that he created it all himself.

    What really sickened me was a Yahoo question where someone asked for a low-costs feature-rich 3d package. Both Blender and 3dmagix are suggested, and the guy chooses 3dmagix...

  9. dosent the author of the 3dmagix site have to give notice that the program being display in his website is blender and is licensed under the gnu license ,dosent the license require it?

  10. That is one of the most stingy thing I have ever seen! I read the whole page. He spends more time talking about how good buying Blender for $47 is awesome, than actually describing the program. Just sad, I sent a complaint to the shop site.

  11. Cool!
    We use Eizo monitors at work. They're actually really good hardware (but you pay for the quality).
    (...we also use Blender at work, of course...)

  12. The 3D Magix guy could just as easily sell a crack version of Max or Maya along with a load of tutorials, but you can be sure that those corporations have the legal resources to sue him to death and more people know Max and Maya and would realize that they have an illegal piece of software. Open source software and the creators of the materials don't have the legal resources to sue him, but what he is doing is equally illegal.

  13. Nah, I'm pretty sure thats Photoshop because the tool are all in a vertical line. Theres probably some option to remove the default containing window

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