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Memories on Christmas Day



By Reynante M. Martinez.

Reynante writes:

This is my entry to BlenderGuru's 2012 Christmas competition.

An orphan with memories of his father, on Christmas day;
and that instant moment of happiness.

Made with: Blender 2.65
Post with: Darktable, GIMP
Texture references:, Scott Akerman

I'd love to read your comments. :)


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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. great work. It touched me. I will not be with all my sons on Christmas so I felt a connection immediately.

    If I might ask, how did you get the look for the father " ghost"?

  2. Hi very good and very nice like last work .
    I live in Iran and see must tut .
    Congratulation Christmas Happy every day and have good day.

  3. Excellent! Feelings aside, the orange and blue "shine" on the lamp is really nice. Could you please briefly explain how you did this?

  4. Manson Mamaril on

    A very teary image...

    (A fellow filipino here... and you know Sir Ross Tec? I'm one of his students...
    I'm amazed to see his friend being featured again here... :D )

  5. Speaking for those countless amount of boys in this world who grew up either having had our time with our fathers cut short (like I did) or completely without them, this hits me where I live. Choked me up. Thank You.

  6. I almost broke down the moment I saw this without even reading what it was that it was inspired by. I think that is the proof of how well constructed the scene is from an artistic standpoint. Great work.

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