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Blender Guru: The Story Behind Blender's Donut Tutorial


Bad Decisions Studio talks to Andrew Price for almost TWO HOURS about his history with Blender. Also, they eat some donuts 😂.  (Oh and I don't think I did the gingerbread man, but I appreciated getting my name mentioned!)

Andrew Price, AKA Blender Guru, is a famous YouTuber who is particularly known for his Donut tutorials on Blender. He is also Founder & CEO of Poliigon which provides high quality 3D assets that support the world’s leading 3D artists. @blenderguru talked about the story behind his famous Donut tutorial, the changing landscape of education, his impact on an Oscar-winning movie, and got his perspective on Unreal Engine.


00:00:00 Introduction
00:03:40 Life before Blender Guru
00:13:26 LOVE was the reason!
00:26:12 Starting Poliigon
00:28:26 Story of the DONUT!
00:39:27 Inspiring an Oscar-winning Movie
00:42:00 Why people should create Tutorials?
00:45:41 Traditional Education vs Youtube
01:00:06 AI’s role in the 3D world
01:18:18 Should schools teach 3D and Blender?
01:21:28 Unreal Engine
01:41:07 Upcoming Plans!

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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