Blender, one of the world's most powerful open source 3d application has indeed influenced nations around the globe, and with this regard, I would not forget to mention how this impact affected our country the Philippines. A year ago, we decided to put up an online community/user group just to gauge how much of the 3d artist population in the Philippines are among the Blender circle, and we were surprised to know that what we had initially expected was far beyond the actual data we had. And with this in mind, we started to propagate the user group with tidbits of information and possibly be one of the greatest resource of Filipino Blender 3d artists here in the Philippines.
And just recently, we planned and posted an article on the user group regarding an attempt to meetup with the members of the user group, if not all, at least. And the huge feedback was just awesome. Last 2008 December 26, this attempt of ours had been finally realized, we met some of the members of the community and was very happy with how the meetup went.
We were highly invigorated and energized that every member of the meetup were there to share their thoughts on Blender and open source in general. We discussed topics about the open source community, its history, our involvement in it, Blender as an industry tool, and other future plans which mostly involves Blending.
Until the next time we meet, PinoyBlender members! Below are the photos of the meetup: