Tuesday, December 9, 2008

1st Filipino Blender Meetup Successful

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:









































9 comments:

Ymhon said...

This is great. Sana meron din ganito dito para masaya. More power to the Filipino Blenderers. :D

The Siraniks said...

Oi buti pa kayo meron jan, gusto ko rin sana magkaroon dito ng blender community sa Mindanao pero problema hindi alam kung sino yung kokontakin ko, meron naman akong kaibigan si Marvin(www.trashman.co.nr) which is my buddy since 1st year college and kung anu ung natutunan ko sa blender tinuturo ko rin sa kanya.

Maari mo ba akong tulongan?

reynante said...

The Siraniks: I really wish you could come on our next meetup though. Balak namin early next year. Baka nga pumunta rin sila ragingmon (blender.ph) and other members from Mindanao eh. Sana nga po. hehehe! ^_^

pepesmith said...

Hi all, its good to know na meron nang EB ang mga member ng pinoyblender community. :) Sana kung malapit lang kayo sa Gensan City hahaha, next time, sana sa davao para kasama kami ni ragingmon.

@The Siraniks: yeah, tiga mindanao din ako pero mas maraming experience si ragingmon pag dating sa blender, busy nga lang sa school ngayon, but I assure you, we will help including the pinoyblender community.

malefico said...

I'm glad to see a community like yours just starting to gather together. Keep it up !

Banor said...

Great to hear that you all got together! I would love to have a get together with other Blender users around here, especially if it turned out to be a good experience (no "I'm better than you/why am I here?" vibes flowing.)

Anyhow, great work, Reynante! I've seen your work on dA! Bravo!

God bless,
-b
http://minosafilms.wordpress.com/

reynante said...

Thanks so much, Banor! ^_^

The Siraniks said...

buti naman, meron na akong makokontak na blenderians sa mindanao... hehe...

me rin nga eh busy sa skul, and sa midnight lang ako nakakagawa ng blender xperiments pero minsanan lang depende sa mood...

Anonymous said...

hi! Sir nag hahanap po kc ako ng pwede mag seminar about blender bka po meron kayo mabigay sakin.email niyo nalang po ako kung meron kayo mabibigay skn my email rythreion@gmail.com