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Blender Sighting: Blender used to solve Crime in Germany


Julius spotted a video by Der Spiegel, a big German news show, about Criminal Clans in germany. They used it to match 3d scanned suspects with persons on CCTV recordings by rigging them in Blender.

You can see the report is here, the Blender appearance is around 42:02 in the video.

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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.


    • they used blenders rigging and tracking to identify and convict a criminal...
      the report doesnt specify anything about blender but you can see blender in action.

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