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BlenderNation Desk

Something I ran a LONG time ago on BlenderNation was the BlenderStation - show us what YOUR world looks like on the other side of that screen. It's only fair that I kick this off, so here's a view of my current work place.

This is where at least half of the BlenderNation work gets done (the other half is while having a beer on the couch in the evening ;-). On my desk: a 27" iMac, a piece of vinyl floor cover that works surprisingly well as a mouse pad, a picture of my son (he's almost six already, sheesh!), a 3D printed vase, Dolf's 'Blender for 3D Printing' DVD (still shrinkwrapped, sorry Dolf!).

The desk is just a piece of wood on some IKEA stands - I've used this desk ever since I went to university.

I now have a nice and quiet spot in the attic of my house. We added this office a few years ago and it's a great spot to work! If there's anything else you'd like to know, just ask.

For the next BlenderStation, I'd like to see what the desk of Jonathan Williamson looks like. Are you up for it, Jonathan? :)

About the Author

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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. I envy people who can work with Blender without a numpad :) Btw, How's the Magic mouse for Blender? Any downside to not having a physical buttons and the wheel?

      • I find the bigger thing lacking is the numpad period, and access to the regular numbers for their normal functions.

      • I've found that 1 - 3 suits well for vert-edge-face mode switching and 4 - 7 for Pivot point center switching...
        So in my workflow these keys are occupied already :)
        I switch between these modes pretty often while modelling and switch to different views less often than the modes.
        But 1, 3, 5, 7 and "/" of Numpad are very important!

    • Hello everyone,
      I listed a few pictures of mine, it is in my 1000 sq foot basement office that I built for total privacy and relaxation. It has 130" projector screen in it with 1080p DLP projector. ZERO ambient light when lights go out. You cannot tell if its day or night in that room, which took some getting used too. Details of my system are on the photo entitled command seat. It is HP elitebook mobile workstation 8770W. It owns renders of immense detail. The Nvidia Quadro K5000M makes sure of that. Macbook pro with 27 inch cinema screen is to the right. Trusty little IPAD in between. The creativity in this place, especially at 630am in the morning is truly inspiring. I love working early in the morning, or playing whichever you like to call it. I suppose with us Blender heads it is up in the air if it can be considered work :). Need to clean up some, so excuse the random pieces of toys my daughter leaves out haha.

      Command center :)

      Rear View

    • I had an imac like that in my work... and that magic mouse always was a headache to me, as it was the lack of a numpad in the keyboard.
      Happily they bought me a PC (i7) and i'm fine now.

    • Exactly!
      I just looked at the image, before reading the title and description of the post, and thought "oh meh, another room render."

      Nice looking workspace!

    • I was looking through all the pictures that were posted and I was getting kinda creeped out because they were all super clean and only had one monitor. Finally found a workstation that looks just like mine.


    Repurposed broken HDtv that I fixed as a second monitor. My dad's old laptop repurposed with windows 8. My sister's old netbook with ubuntu. My swagged out 15in (s)macbook pro (2.4 GHz :( ,and Nvidia 256 gpu:(, 8gb ram, 1tb hybrid drive, a 120 ssd where the optical bay was) Bamboo fun, some mice and a keyboard. "Track, Match, Blend" and lets not forget the old guitar pickups repurposed as magnets.

    • Oh and dueling external 3.5 (1tb and 3gb) on the top right shelf and one 2.5 1tb behind the computer. Most of my stuff is repurposed hand-me-downs from other people.

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