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Trailer: Next Gen


According to Mike Pan, Tangent Animation worked on a new Chinese backed feature movie called 'Next Gen'. I'm still waiting for confirmation and further information about this project from Tangent, but I didn't want to keep this fantastic work from you!

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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.


    • There is no Blender context at this point. Apparently, two years ago a Canadian low budget animation studio named Tangent Animation has been working on 2D scene lighting concept art for this movie, along with other studios. Tangent Animation are known to use Blender for their own productions.

      The movie itself however was produced in China by a bunch of different Chinese studios, none of which use Blender. So eventually this will turn out to be fake news. And if it gets into the wrong hands, it might backfire terribly and even hurt Blendernation's reputation as a credible news source. It's also going to shine a really bad light on Blender and the community as a whole. So I'm not too happy about what Mike Pan did here.

      • Can you please source your information? I haven't been able to find that blender wasn't used in this. Only that the studio used blender and cycles to render for the film. Other than I can't find any information on how much of the film they did.

      • It got confirmed on blenderartists by Tangent Animation. They used Blender, Cycles, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Houdini and Fume FX.

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