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Weekend Contest: Improve the Blender Developers!


CelebrityDevs 2

Celebrity Devs by Nex Pro

There's quite a bit of fun developing around the big Blender developers picture from this year's Blender Conference. Share your best edits in the comments and I'll embed them in this post. The image with the most comment votes will be featured as the BlenderNation header on Monday! :)


James Neale's interpretation. Party developers?


Freedom Agents, by Schurl


Suzannes everywhere, by Matray


Lightbringers. (Or Devs used for lighting), by intentional pixel




No title, by schurl


Transcendent Nodes by bfarley88

About the Author

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. Aside from the main competition you can try to identify who is who in the "celebrity devs" image.
    You might need to team up with some international help. Some of the celebs have tenuous links to Blender, the concept of Blender or the word blender.
    There are 15 starting from the left. One of them is a look-alike of a famous person. Let's see if you guys can get them all ( and propose their link or links to Blender ).

    Good luck. :)

      • Okay, here's my guess:

        - don't know
        - don't know
        - don't know
        - Brian Cox
        - don't know
        - Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
        - Marissa Mayer / CEO of Yahoo
        - don't know
        - don't know
        - don't know
        - Sintel
        - Johnny Galecki / Leonard Hofstadter (Big Bang Theory)
        - don't know
        - Steve Jobs

        Hmmm, 6 out of 14 :-(

        • Nr. 3: Edwin Catmull, CGI pioneer and one of the inventors of Catmull-Clark algorithm
          Nr. 5: Alan Rickman, actor... no idea where the blender connection might be here... :)

          • Alan Rickman. Well there is a slight resemblance between a young Alan and Brecht. Alan was in a great sci-fi movie "Galaxy Quest" at one point in it he says...
            'It's "Scene-Stealing Hack," thank you.'
            Blender code probably has a scene-stealing hack in there somewhere. :)

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