Blender has won two prizes in the annual 3D World Magazine CG Awards!
3D World writes:
Software Innovation Award
For this award, we’re looking for software or services that break new ground, deliver new techniques, and provide a clear benefit for artists in the creation or implementation of CG assets.
VFX Film Short Award
This category rewards those teams without the staff and budget of blockbuster movies: the studios that deliver film-quality FX on weekly TV shows, or amateur filmmakers who ply their trade on the web.
Ton Roosendaal comments:
Even though focus has been on stabilizing and fixing last year, we've done releases nearly every 2 months with exciting new tools and technology for 3D artists. Things are really taking off well for Blender nowadays. Thanks to all 3DWorld readers for showing their confidence in us!
This isn't the first time that 3D World has awarded Blender: in 2011, Blender was voted Software Update of the Year, and Sintel won for Best Short CG Animation of the Year. In 2012, Blender won the Software Update of the Year award.