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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. "But each time I meet people who work in this field, it’s mostly theorists, not practicists. so I’m a bit biased [...] people who talk about free culture don’t seem to make it (at least here in the Netherlands, at conferences or meetings). I get regular invitations to talk on this topic. I do it sometimes, but the blah-blah level disturbs me a bit. Free culture is about doing it."
    Well said, Ton.

  2. My favorite quote "but the blah-blah level disturbs me a bit. Free culture is about doing it."

    I don't know how Ton does it, dealing with all the static and random inputs and strong personalities and he succeeds! Think about it, Blender is only 8 yr old and most of the crits of the movie have been artistic, not about Blender. That is a tremendous accomplishment, perhaps overlooked by some.

    As the saying goes " Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach. Those that don't understand, judge."

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