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Blender 2.69 Splash



The splash screen for Blender 2.69 has just been committed to trunk - here's the image you'll be seeing a LOT over the next few months :) We expect 2.69 RC to be released soon! (Hat tip to Sebastian König)

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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 think 3D Blender 2.9 is bringing some great improvements.
    The splash should be equally great..
    in my opinion this splash do not represents 2.9 greatness.

  2. Sorry to drag the topic into this thread TOO, but I can't help imagining those kids as the poor scared Blender first-timers Andrew is talking about:) "Holy macaroni guys, look at all those buttons..."
    But seriously, I really like the choice!

  3. The image itself is very nice, but yet again it reinforces the impression that Blender is a toy for making bug-eyed Shrek-like characters, when it so much more.

      • the splash screen needs to reflect what the software is capable of doing and the fact that the image comes from an animated short made with the software doesn't reinforce anything negative, I think it shows versatility and capability which is what I'm looking for in a 3D package.

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