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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. I think we have to refrain a little bit on the "Dr." title thing. I know the Dutch well enough to say that they think that titles are wayyyy old school. But hey, he does a really cool Dr. House impression LOL.

    Congratulations Ton. Thank you again for your generosity. Blender really speaks for itself. It doesn't need a multi million euro marketing campaign for it to get noticed.

  2. Congratulations Ton!

    A much-deserved award for all devotion to the amazing project that is Blender, and an excellent job of "reprezenting" Open Source!

    And if you wear that awesome hat to SIGGRAPH, watch out; I just may try to steal it! :) I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

  3. invertedNormal on

    next up, honorary doctorate in business and management!

    never saw this coming, but it's well overdue

    Congrats, Ton!

  4. Big Cheers and Congratulations for Ton!!!
    You really deserve it!
    THX to all the community and Devs!

    Blender really is a kick-ass tool 4 multi purposes, I Love it :)
    Party on!

  5. Lucas da Costa Dantas on

    What ? What Blender is that ?
    I still wondering about the software ,not yet for better try but,,
    to go for a learn to all that phyton programming now to the Open Software ,not so sure .
    I may be better on do some interface code and interaction .
    But so far ,none of the Phyton knowledge to start ,
    what it backs to use and i keep on thought for do something about than only art .

    You there still must to do it a better project ,
    and dont forget about the software .

    Its now looks i miss some part of the tv series,
    i guess its just like to be like this anyway ,the marketing for the software .
    To the community talk .

    Iam Lucas da Costa Dantas and this was the newest post on Blender Community .
    Thanks for watching .

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