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The BlenderDiplom Blog features test, doodles, previews for tutorials and various other things related to Blender.

Earlier this year me and four other brave blenderheads got together and decided to start a regular meeting of Blender users in Nuremberg, Germany. The NuremBUG was born.

From time to time I do some tests or create random doodles. I finally gathered them all in a playlist for you to enjoy :). Constantly updated!

A few days ago I started playing with fire in Blender once again. This time I wanted to create a style useful for advert-like backgrounds. But since the result looked pretty cool, I ended up rendering an entire animation of slow-motion fire, anyways:

When I recently created an explosion in Blender using the smoke simulation, I encountered a weird behavior I neither could explain, nor fix. But I got an idea how to analyse the problem...

A while ago there was a post at Blendernation on a 15 years old demo video for Blender created by Ton and crew. That made me think of my first steps with Blender, so I dug through my old files. Here's what I discovered.

...but still look pretty cool! Sometimes a bug in Blender can help creating stuff that really looks awesome. Take this experiment for example!

Daniel Widmann aka Nion has released a compilation of effects created in Blender 2.5. All of them show off the capabilities of the latest version of Blender. Houdini beware!