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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 ;-)


  1. Wow! Even after realizing it's a render, I can't see anything CG about it... maybe if the image was bigger I could see faults. But maybe not--maybe it's perfect!

  2. At my first glance i honestly thought the blender image might be near the bottom of the page or something, i seriously for a split second thought it was real. Great work!

  3. Comeinandburn on

    I agree it would be great to see it at a higher resolution.. right now it's almost a thumbnail.  It's pretty hard to see any details.

  4. If you follow the link to the forums, you can see a higher resolution version:

    Oh, and yeah, the image is amazing!

  5.  I came to this page while serching for a side with good referenz pfotos. first thing i thought was wat a boring shot.
    crasy stuff man. : )

  6. Excellent texture work, Dinar. :)  Will the scene show a correct caustic effect at the water when animated?

  7. WOW! I literally thought that the top image was a photograph that was used as a reference image. This is simply awe inspiringly magical. It just goes to show the amazing power that blender possesses. 

  8. What a great work, congratulations!!! When I first saw it I thought someone took a picture. You should teach gurus on how to make nature scenes! :)

  9. How much do I have to pay to learn how to make this? I can't afford nature academy because I am a hobbyist 3D artist.

  10. Really nice rendering! Maybe the darkened trees on the right bends a bit weird, especially the left one. Also somehow the foreground looks photorealistic and the background looks more painted.

  11. Excellent work!  If you don't mind a few gentle suggestions I noticed two details that could be improved in my opinion:
    1) It is not hard to detect that many of the birch trees are using the same texture.  Just as in "The Matrix", this gives away that the image is virtual reality.  Ideally you'd want a unique texture for each tree.  I think a procedural texture for "birch bark" would be difficult to create so this leaves photographic texture sampling.
    2) To me, the image has an overall feel of being slightly over exposed and low contrast as viewed on my color-corrected monitor.  

  12. When I first saw this at quick glance, I was like, "Why is BlenderNation posting up photography now?"  Even when looking at it closely, I can barely tell it's a rendering. If this wasn't BlenderNation, and that was posted at that reduced size, I would've gone on thinking it was a photo! Good job, man!

  13. Спасибо всем ребята ! Я и не знал, что работа выложена здесь...

  14. it is full size at this link thead 
    Size is no longer rendered the Susles not understand my reasons ... Canpooprobovat later ..

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