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Januar 6, 2022 12:30 AM

 

by Editor in Chief

 

What was the biggest Blender news in 2021--especially for professional users of Blender? Here are some of the top 10 Blender news from 2021. Please remember hobbyist-grade news or well-known facts--such as the use of Blender in product and arch viz--or localized news may have been omitted. 


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10. BLENDER.ORG UNDER DDOS ATTACK AGAIN


Following in 2020, Blender.org suffered hacking attempt in 2021 once again. Regardless of who’s behind the attack,
2021 saws the most number of major players in the industry officially joining Blender Development Fund.
Related Link: 
https://twitter.com/Blender/status/1371273322399404038

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9. CHANGES IN OFFICIAL BLENDER-RELATED SERVICES


Blendernetwork terminated operation on March. Blender Cloud services got rebranded as Blender Studio.
Related Links: 
1. https://www.blender.org/press/sunsetting-blender-network-in-2021/
2. https://studio.blender.org/blog/blender-studio-and-blender-cloud/

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8. BLENDER AS A 2D ANIMATION TOOL

It’s not just in the field of 3D animation where Blender was noted, but also in 2D!
Related Links: https://www.blender.org/user-stories/2d-isnt-dead-it-just-became-something-different-using-blender-for-wolfwalkers

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7. BLENDER ARTISTS IN THE LIMELIGHT


2021 saw most number of artists with extraordinary Blender skills invited to showcase in industry events and winning in
notable contests.
Related Links: 
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKzU0Tocnl8
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXImKSLnmjY
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SS2lyHBG80
4. https://amdaward.com/
5. https://kitbash3d.com/a/blog/what-3d-software-should-you-learn-2021
6. https://80.lv/articles/creating-ciara-for-assassin-s-creed-valhalla-wrath-of-the-druids

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6. USE IN VFX


As seasoned VFX artists start to get the hang of Blender, the results coming out of Blender-included pipeline are becoming more and more stunning whether it’s a move, TV commercials or web series.
Related Links: 
1. https://player.vimeo.com/video/646170556
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsGZ_2RuJ2A
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDWi53MwxYo
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRJ7K3fd6Mg
5. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoU_4NFe1n-JtrYEXm9e5sg
6. https://twitter.com/tonroosendaal/status/1412023654611832833

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5. AVALANCHE OF COOL BLENDER ADDONS & PRODUCTS


The open nature of Blender’s API is a fertile breeding ground for talented programmers to port their skills accumulated in other 3D
packages to Blender and even improve on them. Some of their efforts are getting paid off as Blender users willingly use their money
to buy their works by the thousands.
Related Links: 

https://blendermarket.com/

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4. SUCCESS AS AN ANIMATION TOOL

MAYA AND THE THREE ranked #13 as one of the best shows and movies to binge watch on December 2021.
That’s second only to ARCANE: LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (#8) as an animation series.
More to come? Wait for “Rabbids Invasion: Mission to Mars” created by Ubisoft Animation Studio and scheduled
to be released at the end of the summer on France Television and on Netflix worldwide in 2022
Related Links: 
1. https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/guide/best-netflix-shows-and-movies-to-binge-watch-now/
2. https://www.blender.org/user-stories/blender-and-the-rabbids/

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3. 13TH OPEN MOVIE RELEASED

“Sprite Fright” - Blender Studio’s 13th open movie - was released. Regardless of their success as movies, the open movie projects
are significant because each of them are designed to identify and add more functionalities to Blender as animation and VFX tool.
Related Links: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cMxraX_5RE

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2. MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYERS IN SUPPORT

Major industry players have joined or continued to join in supporting Blender through Blender Development Fund and
through services. Among them that made news are: Adobe, AMD, Apple, Canonical, Intel, Nvidia, Pixar, and Sustance3d.
Related Links: 
1. https://www.blendernation.com/2021/03/30/amd-releases-radeon-prorender-3-1-0-for-blender/
2. https://www.blendernation.com/2021/11/16/cycles-x-now-has-amd-gpu-support/
3. https://www.blender.org/press/canonical-offering-blender-support/
4. https://80.lv/articles/pixar-has-released-renderman-for-blender/
5. https://www.blender.org/press/adobe-joins-blender-development-fund
6. https://substance3d.adobe.com/magazine/the-substance-3d-add-on-for-blender-is-here/
7. https://www.blendernation.com/2021/07/30/nvidia-to-hold-siggraph-session-on-interactive-volumes-in-nanovdb-in-blender
8. https://www.blender.org/press/apple-joins-blender-development-fund/
9. https://www.blender.org/press/intel-signs-up-as-corporate-patron/

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1. NEW RELEASES OF BLENDER

2021 saw the release of Blender 2.91.2, 2.92, 2,93 and eventually the long-awaited Blender 3.0. From Asset Browsers, Cycles X to
Geometry Node, Blender has been getting equipped with gaming-changing capabilities. 
Not to be overlooked are the consistent
releases of LTS versions of Blender that gives confidence to studios using Blender for long term projects.
Related Links: 
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A584h_YT6OM
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnXQMxr5xg8
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlGZN2tr9f8
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgXX3bA0LRI
5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m8RAcWGgws
6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ-8hNsgnJs


Related Links:

1. 2020 Blender Retrospective

2. 2019 Blender Retrospective
3. 2018 Blender Retrospective

4. 2017 Blender Retrospective

5. 2016 Blender Retrospective 

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