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BlenderNation Weekend Challenge: Steam


It's been a long time since I last ran a weekend challenge here. The main reason for stopping was that I ditched Disqus, and Disqus made uploading images to comments really easy. Last week I realised though that I could do the same with the BlenderNation forum (yeah, I have one although it's not heavily used ;-). So let's go!

Here in the Netherlands, all the kids are eagerly awaiting the arrival of 'Sinterklaas', the Dutch version of Santaclaus. He will arrive from spain by steamboat this weekend, and so 'Steam' will be our topic. Any kind of steam will do!

If you're new to the Blender smoke simulator, then these tutorials will get you started:


  • Post your work on the dedicated forum thread.
  • Post only new work, not existing.
  • Vote for your winner by Monday - use the 'like' function (the heart icon).
  • Be sure you’re logged in to Disqus when voting, anonymous votes will be discarded!
  • The winner will get a post next week, and will get to pick next weekend’s contest theme.

Have fun! :)


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.


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