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Timelapse: Lantern


By Jimmy Widlund.

Jimmy writes:

This video might be pretty old and i dont know why i didn't submit it earlier but here it is.

The lantern took around 2 weeks to put toghether and this was actually a request by a friend of mine. It took me alot of time to come up with this idea and this project was quite smooth sailing :)
Ask in the comments on what you want a timelapse on next.

Download the model 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 ;-)


    • You know, whenever someone does a model with good topology people don't say "you copied that topology from Jonathan Williamson." When they do a fluid simulation, they don't say "You ripped off Mike Pan." This meme about Price really needs to go away.

      • Is it really a meme though? lol

        The reason so many people are calling out the original artist is that it's the exact same lantern, with the exact same materials as my tutorial. Which is perfectly fine to do by the way! I create tutorials so that people can copy them obviously :)

        However, it's considered good etiquette to quote the author. Not because he/she will be annoyed if you don't, but when people [inevitably] point out the tutorial you followed, you immediately discredit yourself as an artist.

        This happens on other tutorial websites too. People that use VideoCopilot's tutorials and try to pass it off as their own creations are frequently called out on.

        Be safe. Quote the tutor. The cg industry is far too small for it to go unnoticed.

        • Moolah and Stokke said he did model the lantern from a reference image prior to the tutorial even being made, maybe they were lying, who knows.

          • hmm... Actually, guys, who cares? :)
            Andrew, I really like your tuts but that one I had skip because I made my lantern earlier for a game project. So I even don't remember how those ref. images looks like. So it's not about a question "do I lie here or not?" Few days after Bart will make another article about some great render or a timelapse... Month will pass and nobody will remember this strange chat here :)
            P.S. I was disconnected from Internet for about 4 days.

        • For my part, I am playing it safe and avoiding all tutorials. It may be overkill, but when I work hard to develop a shader from scratch I want to be able to say without any fear of contradiction that it was my own trial and error, even if someone else has developed a shader that looks the same or has similar parameters. I feel that the only way I can protect myself from accusations is to strictly avoid the tutorials and muddle through on my own.

        • I'm sure that commented and explained tutorials like yours works much better than timelapses. I personally use timelapses mainly for inspiration. Very rarely for getting some technical tips.

  1. Nice work - got some good modelling tips from this.

    I guess the ones claiming you ripped off Blenderguru actually haven't seen your video. This video shows the modelling of the lantern using a reference image - and as far as I can remember, Blenderguru's tutorial is all about texturing.

    I don't like the idea, that someone can't model a lantern because someone else once used a simular lantern in a tutorial. That would be the same as if somebody patented a rectangle with rounded corners - silly...

  2. mabye i should ask andrew instead. for a timelapse that is.Ooops,Is that not politicly correct.So sorry. GREAT TUT. Ha , now thats sarcasim

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