Inspiration Top 50 Blender projects released in the year that shall not be named by Andrew McDonald 15 days ago 11 min read Blender keeps going from strength the strength. Last year didn't slow development down for this open source 3D suite. If anything, it was quite the opposite. If you haven't played with it lately you really should jump in and check it out. Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.Features — blender.orgHome of the Blender project - Free and Open 3D Creation SoftwareBlender Foundationblender.orgThe following list are the Top 50 projects submitted to The Rookies.2D to 3D Shark GuyCreated by: Noah WilliamsonMember Level: contender3D model and render of a piece by Taran Fiddler.View Full Project "The Fisherman"Created by: Javier Fúrquez EzquibelMember Level: contenderIt is a story of struggle between two species from another world. For years, these bone fish the "GOLDOOM" have served as food for the entire town. The "KABURS" body full of huge scars is proof of the difficulty of his capture. Today "The Fisherman" will feed his family with the capture of his respected and dangerous aView Full Project The StallionCreated by: Joaline ARTIGUESMember Level: playerThe goal of this exercise was to make an animal with the design of our choice and then to create its fur. I did all aspects of this project. Enjoy ! (still in wip)View Full Project Tasty cakeCreated by: Amethesh LgpMember Level: contenderMade in Blender and textured in substance painter. This is my first try at organic modelling and texturing. Hope you like itView Full Project Miaou ? Created by: Alice MondotMember Level: debutFirst grooming project ever, I have worked on all aspects. Hard but fun ! NO COMPOSITING, only rough renders here.View Full Project Blender Guru Tutorial Donut RenderCreated by: Jason NightingaleMember Level: debutI decided to dabble with the tutorial from Andrew Price from YouTube. This is the final render. I seem with it so far.I had done the tutorial before, but there definitely new differences to the tutorial I had last done. It is not quite like Andrew's donut, but I am getting there.View Full Project Raijin Stun RifleCreated by: Mateo LinaresMember Level: rookieThis is a redesign of the Tikhar rifle from the Metro series, incorporating a melee stun gun attachment. The gun was modeled at 60k polys in Maya/ZBrush, rigged and animated in Blender, and brought into Unreal Engine. The environment was created for a previous environment project. View Full Project Metal SonicCreated by: Jonathan TruongMember Level: playerMetal sonic 3D model made for a school excercise at VFX-Workshop.Modeling into 3DS Max, Rigging, animation, Shading, Rendering, Grass particles into Blender, texturing into blender & Substance Painter - Designer, compositing into blender, photoshop & after effectsBackground image from "Sonic the Hedgehog" (2020)View Full Project Desert RuinsCreated by: Nemanja DojkicMember Level: contenderMatte painting based on a concept art by Jonathan Dufresne.View Full Project TerriermonCreated by: Cesar ManriqueMember Level: rookieSculpt and rendering of this little digimon from digimon tamers. based on the concept by suikuzu (https://www.deviantart.com/suikuzu/gallery). Rendered in BlenderView Full Project Canadensis LynxCreated by: Léa BridiersMember Level: debutGlad to present you my first grooming project! All aspects done by me. No comp.View Full Project SEAL Team Six LoadoutCreated by: Andy HuangMember Level: contenderPersonal Project based on the loadout of a SEAL Team Six Operator. View Full Project Abandoned AT-TE WalkerCreated by: Jonathan TruongMember Level: playerThis project was made, in collaboration with Artin Sasonetti for the modeling and William Lazareff for the background picture, for may the 4th at VFX-Workshop.Modeling into 3dsmax.UVs, shading, rigging, lighting, particles, rendering into blender.Texturing into substancepainter.Compositing into photoshop.View Full Project 2D to 3D TeethCreated by: Noah WilliamsonMember Level: contender2D to 3D of this awesome piece [email protected] / @BoonDraws on twitterView Full Project Seagulls' CryCreated by: Gregory SmithMember Level: contenderCreated to test BD3D's amazing 'Scatter' addon for Blender.The wreck was textured in Substance Painter; the sky and sea were DMP'd in Photoshop.View Full Project IguanaCreated by: Teemu HartikainenMember Level: contenderMy first finished personal 3D project. View Full Project Stylized Self 3D portraitCreated by: Ezzahir AnassMember Level: contenderMade a 3D portrait of myself using blender and cycles, helped me discover my personal style of modelling characters!View Full Project Blade Runner in Unreal EngineCreated by: Alistair GrantMember Level: contenderPresenting a Neo-Noir Cyberpunk scene influenced by Syd Mead's concept art for Blade Runner and pushing my own references for creating a 'sunken' place. Made in Unreal Engine 4, Substance Painter and Blender. This project was an unofficial submission for the EXP/DiNusty Cyberpunk challenge 2020.View Full Project Tarkeer Killessi (Realtime Character)Created by: Ash DickensMember Level: playerI learned a lot with this one, if I could I would go back and overhaul the topology and UV management but figured it was time to move on to new projects. View Full Project The Ogre WarriorCreated by: Ruben EvangelistiMember Level: contenderHere it is my last project! I've finally textured and shaded the model that I have modeled a few month ago, I have painted the base of the skin to Zbrush and than imported it to Substance Painter.I've used Xgen for the Hair and Fur, in the end rendered the character using Vray Next for Maya.Hope you like it! smileyView Full Project Winter DioramaCreated by: Nace JelovcanMember Level: contenderA stylized diorama created to practice wood sculpting and foliage creation.View Full Project ColibriCreated by: Toivo HuhtaniskaMember Level: contenderHero asset for a personal project. Initially a small rowboat, it grew into an extravaganza of sails and ropes, worthy of a showcase of its own.Modeling in Blender, sculpting in Zbrush, texturing in sbs painter.View Full Project HyenaCreated by: Jean-Mathieu WalkerMember Level: playerFur project made in ESMA LYON 2nd year. I have worked on all aspects including concept art. No compositingView Full Project DamiCreated by: Funso Sylvester DorguMember Level: playerAfrican female made with zbrush and blender. My second attempt with texturing xyz maps.View Full Project Triceratops sculptCreated by: Swann VALENZAMember Level: playerThis was a very cool personnal project, the goal was to create something appealing by the posing and the colors ! Hope you like it ! View Full Project Black Torch X Overwatch - Ichika Kishimojin fanartCreated by: Maxim PolevshikovMember Level: playerHello everyone! I hope you are doing well. In this artwork, I tried to study and convey the Overwatch style by porting the character from the Black Torch manga to a game-ready 3d model, not just mimicking an existing style, but bringing something new to it. I hope I got at least some of this. What do you think guys? View Full Project Last Journey TogetherCreated by: Donald CelaMember Level: playerA pack of dinosaurs and their "companions" are facing difficult times. Created in Blender 2.81, rendered in Eevee realtime render.View Full Project Ye XianCreated by: Andee AntillonMember Level: playerHappy New Year!I'm excited to share my entry for the KeyShot 2019 Holiday Render Contest! Featuring RealCloth and Fuzz new in KeyShot 9.View Full Project Real KirbyCreated by: Noah WilliamsonMember Level: contenderWanted to try my hand at making a realistic Smash Bros character after seeing Rafael Grassetti do it awhile back. View Full Project PS4 Dual-Shock Wireless Game ControllerCreated by: Amber B.Member Level: contenderPS4 Dual-Shock Wireless Game Controller 3D visualization3D Modelled, textured, rendered in Cycles and Eevee, Blender 2.9View Full Project Tennis BallCreated by: Amber B.Member Level: contenderTrying to make a realistic tennis ball.View Full Project "Rorschach" the soul hunter.Created by: Javier Fúrquez EzquibelMember Level: contenderWIP of a new creature that I have called "Rorschach" the soul hunter.In this case, the idea was a creature that has the function of absorbing the souls of the defeated in combat, hehe.The concept of Rorschach is related to the psychological test, like the mask of watchmen. While it absorbs the souls,View Full Project Survival Gear of a Creature HunterCreated by: Christopher Angus RoelofseMember Level: playerThis is my submission for the Weekly Drill "Survival Gear". I took the topic and manipulated it a little bit. Instead of making actual survival gear, I went for a themed survival gear version. The idea behind this is that these are the survival tools needed by a creature hunter, in a parallel fantasy-like universe.View Full Project ChamaeleonidaeCreated by: Gerard Pasqual GillMember Level: rookieHello everyone! Here I am again with Blender. I made this scene looking a real style. I picked some reference about differents Chameleon to create the texture. I did the light looking for a rimlight but without lose the main light. Hope you like itView Full Project The Old CityCreated by: Jay BlencoweMember Level: contenderAlternate history France.Inspired by Eugene Atget.View Full Project Norse VillageCreated by: Nemanja DojkicMember Level: contenderMatte painting based on a concept by Nikolay Razuev.View Full Project Star HopperCreated by: Zahra TillingMember Level: debutStar Hopper the space-faring bunny!Based off a character concept by @lordyanyu on twitter. (https://twitter.com/lordyanyu)View Full Project Eduardo Ribeiro - Demo Reel 2020Created by: Eduardo Ribeiro GonçalvesMember Level: debutHello there! This is the fist demo reel I made with my 3D stuff. I used primarily Zbrush, Blender, Maya and Photoshop for these projects. Hope you enjoy. View Full Project InteriorsCreated by: Aiden HMember Level: debutMocked up a simple interior in blender. :)View Full Project Skathi The Winter GuideCreated by: Leonardo VarasMember Level: playerHello! This is Skathi, named after a Norse Jotunn Goddes associated with winter. I am responsible for every aspect of her, from concept to final render. This character is a continuation of sorts for another character i made a few months ago.View Full Project DonutCreated by: Jacob VrbancicMember Level: playerThis was the first 3D scene I made, around 2017. This was done off of BlenderGuru's beginner series.View Full Project Dragon Head StudyCreated by: Thiago Cardoso Pires OliveiraMember Level: playerMy first 3D model from concept to renderView Full Project Zombie Chick (2D to 3D)Created by: Noah WilliamsonMember Level: contender2D to 3D i created of a crazy cool piece made by @soggyworms on twitterCheck out the original illustration here https://twitter.com/soggyworms/status/1278164589486542848View Full Project Mona Lisa's AwakeningCreated by: Michal SalajMember Level: contenderThe DaVinci's seal has been broken...Hi guys!I've made another game-ready character. This time it's based on concept by Anthony Jones's "Mona Lisa" (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/aROLzq)Tris count is about 40k.Hope You enjoyed this and thank You for visiting <3View Full Project PyperCreated by: Ash DickensMember Level: playerScifi female Alien. First go at a female characterView Full Project Garage interiorCreated by: Jonathan TruongMember Level: playerGarage interior made into blender 2.82, textures from textures.com and poliigon, shading into blender, compositing into photoshop.This interior was made for a lighting exercise at vfx-workshop.View Full Project "Crabnibal"Created by: Javier Fúrquez EzquibelMember Level: contenderPersonal project, one of my sketches made while I study at the brilliant TEM course of Pablo Muñoz Gomez.View Full Project The Knight (real-time)Created by: Simei Moda de LimaMember Level: contenderHi guys, I created this project with the intention of improve my workflow for characters. I put a lot of passion and dedication into this work, I hope everyone will like it.My artstation account: https://www.artstation.com/simeimodaMy instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/simeimoda/My facebook account: httpsView Full Project PresenceCreated by: Muhammad Talha FarooqMember Level: contenderA little sneak peek into the Game project that I have been working for quite some time. This is the realtime screenshot.View Full Project Share your thoughts on this post Read more posts by this author Andrew McDonald Andrew is the co-founder of The Rookies has been working in the visual effects industry since 2002. Most recently he was a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic. The link has been copied!