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Art Spotlight: “A True, True Friend”


Lucas Sabatka worked with his friend Nate Borman on a fantastic short video, even while he was in a difficult personal position. Lucas used Blender to create all the assets, while Nate worked with Source Engine for all the animations.

Hello there! My name is Lucas Sabatka (Discopears), I’m a recent high school graduate and self-taught artist from California with an interest in digital art and game development. My greatest passion is creating convincing and immersive environments, exploring what brings an area to life. I’m currently working with a close friend to launch a small studio where we’ll be working to develop games and explore the new frontier of virtual reality. Additionally, I’m looking to expand myself professionally as an artist.

The following video was a collaboration between myself and my friend Nate Borman (Nutrafin), an awesomely talented animator. I was responsible for all of the environment models and props seen throughout the video as well as a few simple vertex animations. Nate did all of the animation, rendering, and postproduction.

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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