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Jakub Steiner on using Blender for icon design in GNOME



Libre Graphics World features an excellent interview with Jakub Steiner.

Libre Graphics World writes:

If you follow GNOME's designer Jakub Steiner, you couldn't possibly miss his recent posts featuring Blender as icon design tool. Is GNOME team moving away from Inkscape? We asked Jakub for 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 ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Good article. My previous job was working at a military defense simulations company. There I worked on GUI design, and created many of the icons in blender. I found blender to be a quick, and fun way of making 3D styled icons. I think it's cool others are doing the same. :)

  2. Strange :) It's told me that
    Error 403
    We're sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /blog/entry/using-blender-for-icon-design-in-gnome on this server.

    You do not have permission to access this server. Before trying again, run anti-virus and anti-spyware software and remove any viruses and spyware from your computer.

    Your technical support key is: 59be-c3a2-2b02-1b1f
    You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.

    If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact alexandre.prokoudine at and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above."

    Guys this is not possible! The comp is clear like a pure water drop : )

      • Thanks, anyway - this is probably about the policy of the Company I work. May be the issue is coming from there. Thank you anyway! :)

          • There is Bad Behavior plug-in installed on that host, and it doesn't like your IP. I upgraded the plug-in and temporarily disabled strict mode. That's probably a hundred spammers a day passing the check, for one real interested reader, but I think I can handle this :)

  3. Thank you Alexander! Now is work perfect - I will be 100% up to date with all Blender news :))) Nice article - Thanks again!!!

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