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Blender 2.70 Hidden Function: Simulate Bear


Gleb Alexandrov uncovers a hidden function in Blender 2.70 that will make setting up toy scenes much easier.

Gleb writes:

Today we'll see how to use hidden function of Blender 2.70 - Simulate Bear. Exciting stuff!

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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. Guillaume Gris on

    I can't find the bear simulator option you used, do I have to activate a special plugin or something ? I have a project including a fish attack on a teddy bear planet and such a functionality would be really helpful.

    Oh, and what about the beer simulator ;)

  2. Reynante Martinez on

    Gleb, you.

    But hey, don't you think it's time Suzanne gets a partner and have him paired with Mr. Lonely Bear here.

    Could be a great, if not epic, addition to Blender's 'primitive' objects, though that's stretching it a bit. ;)


    • LOL - you made my day, thank you! :)

      I guess, that could also belong to the category: "you know, you blend too much, when you...
      - see your orthopedist and mention issues with your armature" :)

  3. We had a local April fool's day stint: the gas station was giving $10 free gas for every $10 gas bought, because they're cleaning the tanks or something.
    I guess judging by the traffic jam at the gas station people forgot that today is the 1st of April. One thing though.... good things come to Blender around April fool's day like volumetrics (fastharry) and cycles.

  4. Please stop! I can't bear it! :D

    For all looking for that feature: make sure you downloaded this build: blender-2.70-afd2014-(yourOS).zip ^^

    But what you got from this is, that people would love such a feature - and well, really, Suzanne needs a friend! Why not take this as an inspiration for a next Blender project: a 3D animation movie, when Suzanne breaks out of her loneliness, finds a fury friend, they fall in love and... make it webisodes! ;)

    Haha, no, i do not already use the beer simulator (too much) LOL

  5. Dan Wilkerson on

    It's about time time. I've grown tired of the Maya users talking crap about our lack of Bear Simulation. Looks like the ball is in your court Autodesk...

  6. chromemonkey on

    "Well, I might have believed it, but see, my calendar has a fully intact April page, so... yeahhh......."

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