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Happy birthday, Blender!


It's Blender's birthday and also the date that it has been open source for 20 years.

About the Author

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.


  1. And on the 8th day, god made blender, and he said, "Blender3d". is good, and, all was correct with the world.
    Happy birthday Blender3d. You have helped us all for the better. :)

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