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January 1, 2019 10:00 PM


by Editor in Chief


Among so many amazing renders realized in Blender in 2018 and featured as winners of the Render of the Week Awards, it might be disputable to pick just some among them. 

There were certainly many more that should have been featured again as winners of the Render of the Year Awards 2018. As you read the about the select few winners,  

please be mindful that other candidates for this award weren't necessarily a lesser artist than this year's final winners. Their works, however, are good reminders 

of what Blender can do for top notch studios and freelancers.



1. Best Blender Render


Seahorse in Corals

by Nika Maisuradze

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Are you sure this is a CG render--and a Blender render--not a photo? Check out the following link.
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/15607


2. Best Concept Art: 

Hydrophonics Module

by Mateusz Wielgus

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Convincing concept arts often come from the artist's specialized knowledge in some trade. It's no coincidence the artist behind the above work had been an architect. 
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/15262


3. Best Industrial Render: 

Volvo C40 T8-Hybrid

by Roman Volkov

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Jonathan's experience with Blender is an excellent example showing how industrial designers can benefit from using Blender.
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/15352

There were other more stunning industrial renders produced by artists more experienced with Blender such as:
http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/15785
http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/16177
http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/14901

Jonathan's work was chosen to show how "easily," industrial designers can adapt to using Blender.


4. Best Food Render

Cherry Pie

by Clayton Sjoerdsma

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Not many food renders have been submitted this year again, but still impressive!

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/15258


5. Best Character Modeling

Self Portrait

by Alexander Wilding

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Not many artists have attempted modeling a convincing human from scratch. Alexander's work, however, demonstrates Blender's capabilities.
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/15965

6. Best Architectural Render

Hotel LEYLA Visualization

by Jan Holinka


Video

Making of
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Real-time arch-viz, utilizing game engines, is a hot issue for arch-viz artists. Evee--Blender 2.8's new real-time render engine--is already being noted for such uses. 
However, no other game engines or 3D packages are capable of this! With built-in capabilities such as camera tracking and compositing, Blender is the only single tool
 capable of realizing arch-viz projects such as above.
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/15728


7. Best VFX Render

Dynamo Episode 6

by Ian Hubert

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Ian Hubert is also the director of Tears of Steel
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/16603

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Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of October 14, 2019 file Oct 20, 2019 26
Render of the Week 'Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver' by Helmut Stark - the Winner of the Week of October 7, 2019 file Oct 12, 2019 25
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of October 7, 2019 file Oct 12, 2019 53
Render of the Week 'Moss-Imp' by Michi Brandstetter Lagunovich - the Winner of the Week of September 30, 2019 file Oct 06, 2019 54
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of August 30, 2019 file Oct 06, 2019 74
Render of the Week 'Train Station in Japan' by Joe Siu - the Winner of the Week of September 23, 2019 file Sep 28, 2019 72
Render of the Week 'Liac Store' by Alexander Lagunovich - the Winner of the Week of September 16, 2019 file Sep 22, 2019 112
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of September 16, 2019 file Sep 22, 2019 162
Render of the Week 'The Hungry Blood-thief' by Colin Behrens & Svenja Strobel - the Winner of the Week of September 9, 2019 file Sep 15, 2019 183
Render of the Week 'Pennywise, The Dancing Clown 3D Model' by George Siskas - the Winner of the Week of September 2, 2019 file Sep 07, 2019 235
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of September 2, 2019 file Sep 07, 2019 252
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of August 19, 2019 file Aug 24, 2019 189
Render of the Week 'Angelababy' by Guang Liang Chen - the Winner of the Week of August 19, 2019 file Aug 24, 2019 162
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Render of the Week 'Galata Tower' by Emir Sinan Gürlek & Burak Gök - the Winner of the Week of August 5, 2019 file Aug 10, 2019 196
Render of the Week 'The Laser Cowboy' by Alex Treviño - the Winner of the Week of July 29, 2019 file Aug 04, 2019 195
Render of the Week 'Definition' by Elie Makhlouf - the Winner of the Week of July 22, 2019 file Jul 27, 2019 193
Render of the Week 'Baghdad' by Mostafa Samir - the Winner of the Week of July 15, 2019 file Jul 20, 2019 261

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