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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. Been watching the work on the new wiki as it's been going on. Well done everyone,  it looks stunning and is a joy to use .

    Please keep it free of all the old build examples where possible I'd say. That's one thing that really frustrated me with the old one.

  2. Also I agree with @fb47db2051778c7c9528817193d742cc:disqus ... the color is a little too dull. It should've used the logo's orange-white-blue color scheme... more or less...

      • Color mockup is ... Isn't this a content management upgrade rather than a style one?  So everything should feel the same as before but have the added benfeit of the changes made.

        Old timers will know they are looking at the right pages, n00bs will notice it's the same as the blender website and therefore official ... don't forget that users quite often arrive from google searches and this is an important but overlooked factor.

        All sites should be themed together so that the user's experience is seamless.

        • theme doesn't allow 3 columns to have navtree + content + table of contents, and it is dark.
          Many people complained about the dark theme for the manual and I agree it was fatiguing for the eyes. Hopefully soon will get a rework anyway.

          • What are you talking about?  Columns are irrelevant!!!  Do you know what CSS is?  Manual pages and site them are 2 different things.  Grey and blue is more faatiguing for me, what's more, it's deeply depressing.

          • Jiggles100 you are welcome to fill in joyfull and stunning text, making people forget the grey and white but to love reading your content. The wiki needs many people updating the most important thing, instead of starting debating color and columns - up-to-date content. Feel free to join the team.

          • CSS is indeed used for column placement, not just color and font definitions.  Columns are in no way irrelevant to CSS.

          • The C stands for Cascading!!!  So it is still irrelevant, you can define style without specifying layout and simply inherit as you go ... so many "experts" here, yet no-one making any contribution other than flame opinion.  The point is, branding, not your  uneducated interpretation of technology FFS.

          • I didn't see anybody flaming here, I think you may be reading too much into things.  For what it's worth, we're all hip to how and for what Cascading Style Sheets are used, but since none of us can read the developers' minds regarding their decisions or future plans, it's doubtful that lecturing them on technical points would be all that useful or productive.  Take 'er easy.

  3. another thing here

    the bottom left part  addons!

    ok should be more like Ptyhon ./ addons
    the API reference is there but it's not an addons!

    and for color i mean we are on HD so should have some nice HD  pic like we see here on top of page
    at least it would look better and more modern
    but i know that it would also increase qty data for download
    so should be able to find some sort of a compromise

    happy 2.6

  4. It looks okay, but what they need is more content. When I look through the tutorials section, none of the links are active. What's the point of listing something if you can't click on it?

    • It shall show you that this is needed. The wiki needs people interested to contribute. You are welcome to offer thousands of readers tutorials, which they can click and which will help them to understand a topic better.

  5. Compliments to Mindrones and the wiki crew on the huge amount of work they did organizing and beating the old wiki into its new shape to match New Blender.  Let's be thankful for this useful resource and I will try to keep my thoughts about "whiny little bitches" to myself.  Good work, guys!

  6. Great work dudes! And don't listen to all those yellers. For everyone wanting more content in it, feel free to register and add the content. This is still a community project and needs your help.

  7. It's good. But I could use a way to download the whole manual in one go, recursively following hyperlinks or something. Is there a way to do that? The computer on which I use blender doesn't have an internet connection (and the computer I use for internet access won't allow me to install anything (windows XP), so I need either a webpage that will allow me to do this, or a portable app that I can run from a memory stick. )
    Can anyone help!???

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