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December 31, 2020 1:00 PM


by Editor in Chief


What would be the purpose of setting up an CG award? Some do it to promote the organizers or sponsors' needs: promoting their products to enhance their monetary gains. As such, it's inevitable that quite often--if not at all--the best gets put aside to make room for another that helps to meet theirs need. Sometimes the organizers have done it so blatantly that they have destroyed their year-long reputation and never recovered.

What is the goal of BlenderNews.org's Render of the Year Awards, then? Not for monetary gains. Blender is free anyway and the organizer(s) for this awards doesn't rely on any sponsorship even from the Blender Foundation.

Render of the Year Awards--along with its weekly Render of the Week Awards--seek to help commissioners to identify competent artists or studios to realize their visions. It's time consuming to review all the portfolios of thousands of artists and even verify their claim of competence. 

Congrats to all winners and thank you all--winners and candidates--for your amazing and stunning works done in 2021!



1. Best Blender Render

Lone Monk

by Monorender studio

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This work has also been featured as an official demo file for Blender.
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21184


2. Best Concept Art (Environment):


Layered World


by Yanick Dusseault

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Check out the story of the creator of this concept art.

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21100



3. Best Concept Art (Props):


Smoking Pirate


by 
Nikolay Kvartnikov

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Check out the amazing details!
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21370


4. Best VFX:


Layered World


by Yanick Dusseault

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No, it's not a mistake. Double win! Check out the video version
https://www.flickr.com/photos/157499770@N03/51050049911/

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21100


5. Best Concept Art (Stylized):


The 4th Wall


by Roman Lysenko

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Roman work demontrates a never-before-seen style that Bender can be used to make stop-motion-like animations.

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21033


6. Best Character Art (Realistic):


Mundane Render


by Jeff Miller

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Jeff's work has crossed the uncanny valley and threw the internet into debate whether this is a photo or a render.
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/20724



7. Best Character Art (Creature):


Dilophosaurus wetherilli


by Joanna Kobierska

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Recreating a convincing and extinct animal involves more than recreating using a photo reference. It takes more than modeling skills.
In that regard, Joanna continues to be one of the best Bender artists you can trust for designing and recreating creatures
!

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21160


8. Best Industrial Render: 


umble Motors “One” conceptr


by Lee Rosario Jr.

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Lee's work continues to be one of the best industrial Blender. He's known to use Blender not just for visualization but also for the design process.
Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21094

9. Best Food Render

Steak with Fries


by Fabio Martich


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CG foods are always in demand. Fabio work shows how good Blender can be in filling that need.

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/20938


7. Best Architectural Render (Interior)

Private Flat


by Flavio Della Tommasa

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Flavio's work has been featured as a demo for Blender.org and for good reason. You can download his project file and check out his masterful use of Blender for archviz.

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21396


8. Best Architectural Render (Exterior)

Triangle Cabin


by Nguyen Nong Ngoc Khanh


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Check out Nguyen's portfolios. Obviously he's one of the best artists to depend on for exterior archviz.

Details: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/21435

Related Links: http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/20690

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