January 1, 2014 11:00 AM
by Editor in Chief
Among so many amazing renders realized in Blender in 2014 and featured as winners of the Render of the Week Awards, it might be disputable to pick just five among them. There were certainly many more that should have been featured again as winners of the Render of the Year Awards 2014. As you read the about the five winners, please be mindful that other candidates for this award weren't necessarily a lesser artist than this years final winners. Their works, however, are a good reminder of what Blender can do for top notch studios and freelancers.
1. Best Blender Render:
Sanctuary Rising series
by Jesse Sutherland
Few CG renders can be described as "breathtaking." And Jesse's works were some of those few renders that definitely deserve such complement. It's interesting to see how Blender excels in particle-based nature scenes.
2. Best Concept Art:
by Kfir Merlaub
Kfir has continued to produce steady flow of amazing original concept arts in Blender. The above renders are just some of them released last year. His endless creativity is a wonder to look at.
Artist's Detail: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/8524
3. Best Industrial Render:
by Erwin Sokólski
Erwin's work has successfully demonstrated how Blender excels in product visualization. The above renders may have recorded the most views in the shortest time ever in PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER series.
Artist's Detail: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/9375
4. Best Character Modelling:
by Max Puliero
Although lacking Blender hairs, Max's character model above has successfully demonstrated what Blender is capable of.
Artist's Detail: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/8087
5. Best Architectural Render:
ArchViz - Cycles
by Daniel Thul
Daniel's renders above have been met with immediate response when it was released on www.BlenderNews.org's ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER series. It was a "lighting exercise for outdoor scenes in Blender."