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    New team member: Pablo Vazquez

    on March 8th, 2010, by Ton

    Freshly arrived in the Netherlands: Pablo “venomGFX” Vazquez will be added to the team responsible for shading / lighting / render  & compositing. Great to have this ex-Apricoter over again!

    Also queued up: Dolf “macouno” Veenvliet will start here in 2 weeks, to help the render team as well. And, last but not least, William Reynish – ex BBB – will be helping animating here the last three months! Starts in April…

    This week we also have David Revoy over to help (paint overs!), he’ll be here for a week each month now.

    That puts this project on over double the full-time artists as previously! We need it though, ambitions are high… and if we want a film by the end of june we better hurry!

    Oh eh, where are the renders? Damn Soenke and Ben are hiding it somewhere… 😉



    65 Responses to “New team member: Pablo Vazquez”

    1. Wahooney Says:

      Damn you Ben and damn you too Soenke!

    2. Coen Says:

      Where are the renders? 😉

    3. Jan de Vries Says:

      Give us the renders or wel will beg some more!

    4. Max Puliero Says:

      Awesome news!
      wait for the first tests!

    5. mcreamsurfer Says:

      yay…pablo. always nice to see the progress but it’s really time for some high quality renders 😉

    6. goGH Says:

      Things smell like dream team more everytime!

      I’m glad for William, and for the project with William.

    7. Cris Polecat Says:

      Really really great news! I knew that you can’t keep Pablo away from the Durian project! His last work, “Johann van Grosso” it’s a great example of how to make an “epic project” in Blender! Now wait the end of June it’s even difficult! Keep rockin’ guys!

    8. -nw- Says:

      Yay! So many amazing artists!
      Can’t wait for the renders…

    9. ben Says:

      We are hiding them in the Fortress of Rendertude.

    10. tweakingknobs Says:

      congrats pablo! and go durian !

    11. kram1032 Says:

      Great team 😀

    12. tyrant monkey Says:

      wow this project has some serious fire power, am expecting nothing but the best now, I have seen all your previous works and the are super. This movie is gonna rock.

      good luck on this

    13. Kunisch Says:

      Please, please do a feature (blogpost) about the rendersetup (physical setup) now that you will have an inhouse renderfarm.

    14. D Says:

      Great to have you, Plablo. 🙂 Please don’t be shy, and post some renders when your heart fancies. 😀
      So many new artists, Ton! Thank you!
      And yay, David is back! 😀
      Directorial Address now, Colin!

    15. wayne Says:

      mmm…. yes… RENDERS….
      and physics development?

    16. Jayden Says:

      Pablo, you turning all the characters into one of many pinky colours like you always do? Jokes. Would be funny seeing Sintel or the Dragon like that though.

    17. JoOngle Says:

      Durian is kind of like Blender 2.5…

      …Whoops, this turned out to be a bigger job than anticipated.


      Anyway – Welcome Pablo, Durian needs some cutesy characters (aka sidekicks, aka Disney) 😉

    18. Christiaan (AniCator) Says:

      Renders!? Where!? *forgets about Pablo and tries to find a way to hack the Blender servers, too bad I can’t hack*

    19. Nikola Says:

      It’s nice to have Pablo again and it will be interesting to see how will Dolf fit in.
      I was hoping to see Wiliam on the team. I bet he was planed from the start.
      Go Durian!

    20. Jayden Says:

      you can access the Durian teams svn, but…..

      you need the username and password.
      And Ton said in #blendercoders, that he now has access to the renders, and can now post some!

    21. Loolarge Says:

      can’t wait for david’s DVD, when will they ship! Welcome Pablo! Go, durian team!

    22. DingTo Says:

      Congrats Pablo! Nice to see you on Board!

    23. lsscpp Says:

      where are the renders? mmm… sounds like a riddle…

    24. alalo Says:

      YAY for Pablo! 🙂

      Also, we demand a render! It can be the next splash in high res :>

    25. Nathan Says:

      Sweet! Even more confident that the movie will be epic…

    26. asdrubal Says:

      Felicitaciones por esta nueva incorporación. Como escribi en BlenderNations, me siento orgulloso que un LatinoAmericano (Pablo Vasquez) alla llegado a ayudar.

      Escribo en español porque me siento orgulloso de ser latino y no tengo la necesidad de hacerlo en ingles (English).

      Saludos a todos desde Colombia.

    27. Victor Says:

      You can feel very proud of speaking Spanish as I do, but please we need some rules for communication.

    28. nawabz Says:

      Welcome to the team Pablo
      i think you prooved yourself with the new scary character you made: Johann van Grosso

    29. Cory Says:

      When the team gets down to some animation, it would be nice to do an unedited screen capture of the process just to see the work flow such.

    30. chotio Says:

      Welcome to the team Pablo, you are the best!!!


    31. zaniocz Says:

      ¡¡¡ Que bien ¡¡¡, enhorabuena Pablo, siempre me preguntaba porque no estabas ahi desde el principio, mil felicitaciones ¡¡¡

    32. Amy Says:

      Yay!!! I bet Pablo will be a great addition! Hope the story is as good as the team!!

    33. Cesio Says:

      Grande el venom.

    34. Adrian Says:

      This project gets cooler by the hours, as does Blender 2.5. Your all amazing and thank you so much for your effort’s, it’s such an inspiration.

    35. david rodriguez Says:

      too good!
      many congratulations! now grow much more the expectations on the final work.

      (viejo no olvides mantenernos al dia…. )


    36. blenderguy2008 Says: happy for you…sorry for the Hyenas !…..Good Luck Pablo.

    37. Niels Says:

      Well then Ben, Where can we find this fortress of rendertude???

    38. vykelt Says:

      oh hecks yea. Gotta love Pablo. Glad to see he’s in and other top Blenderheads are coming in in numbers. Go Durian!

    39. jay Says:

      It’s great to see Pablo on board! Whoooo!

    40. Another Fellow Says:

      Pablo wohoo!

    41. DudeFromKansas Says:

      Congratulations Pablo. I am looking forward to seeing your work on this project!!

    42. blenderguy2008 Says:

      @Cris Polecat You DON’T JUDGE his work. Johann van Grosso WAS HUGE, it was better than HUGE it was GODLY you hyena !

      @JoOngle do not IMPOSE your opinion. Don’t act as if you knew anything HYenA!

      @alalo demand not what you do NOT deserve STOP now

      @jayden you are in no position to JOKE, show something better or SHUT UP

      @vykelt you hyenas should be happy to have such a god in the TEam BOW DOWN

      STOP ASKING FOR RENDERS, oops caps lol, don’t ask when you can’t give. You are not skilled enough to play masters HYENAS.

      SO much hyenAs in this world…

    43. Antonio Says:

      Enhorabuena Pablo!!! Me alegro de que formes parte del proyecto, es fantástico. Seguiré tu trabajo.

      Un abrazo.

    44. Tanda Says:

      Una vez más: It’s Venom’s fault!!! 🙂

    45. Luks Says:


      Felicitaciones Pablo, viste vos que ya estabas deprimido en tu Blog!

    46. elmomo Says:

      PABLO..!!!!!!!!!! seguis cosechando logros..!!!!! todos estamos mas que orgullosos de vos.. y lo mas importante para mi, es que te veo FELIZ HACIENDO ESTO QUE TANTO TE GUSTA..!!!! TE QUEREMOS Y SE TE EXTRAÑA HERMANO..!!!! besos..

    47. LOGAN Says:

      oh no, where’s Google translate when you need it.. 🙂

      Welcome new people!

    48. Pau Says:

      Good news!!!

      I don’t think it’s time for “paint-over”, We need real “beauty” shots. :p

    49. Facundo! Says:

      Buena paolo!

    50. Whimsy Collective Says:

      That’s good news to be excited about – Go Team Durian!

    51. Guybrush Threepwood Says:

      Great news Ton!
      Welcome on board Pablo, Dolf and William. This becomes a large group. It’s really good, you made up the story and style already, so that the “new guys” have a style sheet and a clear story to follow.
      Wish you a lot of wisdom Ton, to handle such a big group of “creative monkeys” 🙂
      Be aware of the Nathusthanian monkey! I heard this monkey can really get very dangerous and scary 😉

      Have fun and rock the world

      2010: The year of Durian

    52. W Says:

      @ Ethan: I may be a bit blunt, but you are not only hijacking a thread, you are also making a rather silly request. The reason three hundred blender users participated in the sprint is cause are really enjoying the progress Durian is making and know it’ll be a high quality movie, as well as widely distributed…unlike your project. Good luck on your movie! …and good luck trying to find people who will do your work for free.

      Aside from that little speech – I think it’s awesome Pablo is joining! Have fun, and leave the eyes at normal sizes!

    53. mercury Says:

      felicidades pablito 🙂

    54. bruno mandolesi Says:

      Great Pablo!!!

      Finally you had everything!
      Christmas at home, some days in switzerland and now:

      D U R I A N !!!

      happy for you and happy for the project.
      Dream Team

    55. Pablo Vazquez (venomgfx) Says:

      woooooooow *wide eyes, wide open

      Thanks everyone! I’m *so* happy for such a warm welcome! 😀

      As warm as the one I had here, yesterday I had a great first day, it feels very different from Yo Frankie!, but nicely different! 🙂

      First impression: the project is *HUGE!*, I wouldn’t be able to compare with previous Open Projects, the amount and complexity of the work here is really what 2.5 needs to have it polished.

      Nothing else to say than: “Expect Awesomeness” :3

    56. Phyneol Says:

      Ah Ahh! Pablo, nice to hear that from you (not that we doubt it… ;))!!!!!

      A very very welcome to you Pablo, to Dolf, to William, and a very very welcome back to David!!! It’s really great to know you’ll be at the Blender institute for an entire week per month… go paint-over!!!

      And last but not least, I’d want to HUGELY THANK YOU BRECHT! for your extraordinary work, latest Indirect lighting and micropoly-displacement made my day:

    57. jLuft Says:

      Pablo in gramsterdam. Woot! :] I love blender and all that is open source. Best of luck to everyone taking part in this project.

    58. Armando Guinand Says:

      Hope you will do well
      You deserve all the best !
      Especially due to your skills and artworks
      Now it’s getting serious at the Blender institute !
      Amsterdam is such a nice place to be too.

      Rendering is such a difficult thing, taking a lifetime to master
      Understanding light, interactions with the environment and so on…
      Light is your tool, and nothing is more elusive than photons
      Eh, I really hope to hear about you very soon 🙂
      Saludo amigo !

    59. creek23 Says:

      Two ex members of previous Open Movie projects — I was dead happy. And then David Revoy?!? Back in the team? This is insanely cool! You guys make me cry! What a great team you have there!

    60. Pablo Lizardo Says:

      YEAHHHH!!! venomgfx in durian!!! (i’m pretending to look surprised XD) !!
      Congratulations tocayoo!! and I am looking forward to seeing your work on this project!!

    61. Grinch Says:

      Ea! :'( Que copado! Dale sin asco!

    62. ramon miranda Says:

      Congrats Venom! you are great. Hope you enjoy this new adventure. take care with purples ok? joking 😛 . Have a nice day.

      for the other side I can help if you need help on painting. bye

    63. ettachfini taha Says:

      wow! it’s time for realistic show. I know you will succed easily good luck

    64. blenderMe Says:

      wow lots of impersonation here, now using blenderguy2008 to say all the crap you can handle within lines, ha ha ha