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By Reynante M. Martinez.

Reynante writes:

"With every end is a new beginning."

Inspired by one of the images shown to me by a friend and by the movie '500 Days of Summer'.

This was originally a test and exercise with particles, shading, and texturing; but I decided to share it as well, to those who might take interest in the value of the piece.

Made with: Blender 2.62
Rendered with: Cycles
Music: Ascension loop by Jonathan Geer
Textures from: and

You can download the .blend file for this project here.

About Author

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. Very very relaxing scene. The DoF really works for me. The speed at which the particles fall is just right and the music totally fits the scene.

  2. Wonderfull and soothing.

    And just a small critique: the leaves are falling with the same pattern and direction

  3. Very good work, one critic would be that leaves usually don't  fall strait down, they usually glide on the air and then go diagonoly, it's like dropping a piece of paper.

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