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Sketchfab Art Spotlight: Japanese Manhole Cover


Unity Developer and 3D Artist Jelle Postma shares how a colorful Japanese manhole cover inspired him to create a facsimile of it in 3D with Blender.

Hi! My name is Jelle Postma and I am a Unity Developer from the Netherlands. In my free time, I like to dabble around with Blender and make low-poly 3D scenes, mostly inspired by my trips to Japan. Recently, I became inspired to make faux-2D scenes, which I find quite entertaining to make and have led me to the creation of this scene.

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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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