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Uncommon Paradigm 3D Artbook


Sometimes wonderful Blender projects suddenly pop up in the comments on this site. Nemesis, for example, mentioned Sim Pern Chong's called 'Uncommon Paradigm 3D Artbook', a wonderful collection of images and story.

Sim Pern Chong writes:

Uncommon Paradigm is a 3D Art Book as seen through the camera lens of a fictitious space faring photographer. Storyline and artworks are created by Sim Pern Chong.

The images were created during the free times over a period of several years. During the course of it, no expensive tools were used to create the concepts. The software programs used were mainly those covered on this website, primarily Blender, Sculptris, GIMP, Inkscape and Carrara Pro. Besides realising the author’s creative vision, this 3D artbook also serves as a demonstration of what’s achievable using free and cost-effective programs. As best as possible, the illustrations relied on free or low cost alternatives to achieve the results.

Download: Uncommon Paradigm (PDF)

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. I really like this.

    The variety of ideas is really nice. Also the lack of the usual space battles is refreshing.

    The ideas are interesting and also fit together as an overall idea.

    I hope Sim Pern Chong produces more work and displays it in such as easy to access format.

    The whole area around China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and there neighbours produces brilliant artists. I look forward to seeing in the future, what they produce in Blender.

  2. I could not download either until I used a proxy.

    That site probably blocks downloads from certain countries.

  3. Very nice Sim Pern Chong, your imagination and scope of project is great. Your desire to show software choices to other artists also is admirable. Please keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing where your imagination will take us next.

  4. Nice ideas. Very imaginatives!
    Bruno is correct. We need more great artists with solid base in classical art.

  5. The landscapes look really breathtaking. Textures look real too, with loads of detail. If the human can look more real (skin texture more realistic), that would be much better!

  6. I think there is some bug in blenedernation because I found that I can edit other people's reply
    I must go to bed now, so I add some Chinese charaters behind Sim Pern Chong's post to mark/verify this. and perhaps I can report this tomorrow

    and to Sim Pern Chong: sorry for this, I do not mean to offend you. I will modify it quickly

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