Sign In
Sign in
English

TopBanners19061701.jpg   

June 21, 2019, 5:30 PM

by Editor in Chief
 
Check out an ingenious way to animate tentacles this week's winner has introduced!

How, then, can you too qualify for this award? Please have in mind that this award is reserved for those that are on par with or that excel top-notch works published by artists and studios. If such work does not appear during a given week, this award is not being given to anyone. So please submit your best work to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet. It doesn't have to be a Blender render, internal or Cycles. Any other render engine is fine as long as Blender was used as a part of your workflow.

So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of June 17, 2019: Alan Owen.

Title: "Hydra"
Genre: Modeling
Renderer: Cycles

Final Render: 
ROTWA190617.jpg

Making-of 
BWMO1917.gif
      
Artist's Comments
About Me: 
I’m a web interactive coder by trade, but have always wanted to somehow ‘do 3d’. Historically that was impossible because of the cost of industry standard tools, and I chose the wrong educational track to do that in a standard way!
My first use of Blender was back at version 2.2; I used it intermittently over the next decade, but in recent years have been going ‘all in’ to improve my output.

About "Hydra:"
I wanted to work hard to achieve a level on par with the excellent art I see daily in the Blender community. I also wanted to realize an ‘odd’ vision and obscure mood somehow. An octopus hung up like a spider plant in a vase seemed to fit the bill!
There were a few interesting problems too: wrapping rope around a surface, getting glass ‘right’, and a process to arrange the tentacles. This last point took a lot of attempts, but eventually I got a nice workflow established using a simple curve modifier.

Related LInks:

1. https://blenderartists.org/t/hydra/1156877

2. https://www.artstation.com/inductible


List of Articles
Subject Date Views
Blender Retrospectives 2020 Blender Retrospective Feb 20, 2021 75240
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 25, 2020 250395
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 25, 2020 220795
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 file Jan 25, 2020 238759
Tutorials Top 15 Highest-Rated Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 file Jan 25, 2020 205816
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 for Blender 2.8 file Jan 23, 2019 219211
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 23, 2019 373041
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 23, 2019 244476
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 file Jan 23, 2019 218148
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2018: Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2019 238826
Blender Retrospectives 2018 Blender Retrospective file Jan 02, 2019 233491
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 file Jan 09, 2018 600286
Blender Retrospectives 2017 Blender Retrospective file Jan 01, 2018 505400
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2017: Winners Annouced file Dec 26, 2017 409752
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 603092
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 762361
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 636569
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 616914
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 file Jun 26, 2015 641269
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2014: Five Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2015 657401
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 file Dec 11, 2014 692012
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of November 25, 2019 file Dec 01, 2019 7305
Render of the Week 'Halloween-o-forest' by Sanidhya Kabeer- the Winner of the Week of November 18, 2019 file Nov 24, 2019 7440
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of November 18, 2019 file Nov 24, 2019 7426
Render of the Week 'Sungoori Gaga' by Kim Chul Min - the Winner of the Week of November 11, 2019 file Nov 16, 2019 7564
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of November 11, 2019 file Nov 16, 2019 7517
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of November 4, 2019 file Nov 10, 2019 7714
Render of the Week 'Alien Homage' by Andy Walsh - the Winner of the Week of November 4, 2019 file Nov 10, 2019 7629
Render of the Week '3D Castle Set Extension' by Jasper Schubert - the Winner of the Week of October 28, 2019 file Nov 03, 2019 9054
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of October 28, 2019 file Nov 03, 2019 7689
Render of the Week 'URAN-1 in Space' by Gesy Bekeyei - the Winner of the Week of October 21, 2019 file Oct 27, 2019 7804
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of October 21, 2019 file Oct 27, 2019 7821
Render of the Week 'Lake among the Dunes' by Paweł Pęcherzewski - the Winner of the Week of October 14, 2019 file Oct 20, 2019 8116
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of October 14, 2019 file Oct 20, 2019 9380
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 7754
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of October 7, 2019 file Oct 12, 2019 7237
Render of the Week 'Moss-Imp' by Michi Brandstetter Lagunovich - the Winner of the Week of September 30, 2019 file Oct 06, 2019 6938
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of August 30, 2019 file Oct 06, 2019 7478
Render of the Week 'Train Station in Japan' by Joe Siu - the Winner of the Week of September 23, 2019 file Sep 28, 2019 7278
Render of the Week 'Liac Store' by Alexander Lagunovich - the Winner of the Week of September 16, 2019 file Sep 22, 2019 7343
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of September 16, 2019 file Sep 22, 2019 7926