Desktop Background, Pass Me Another One of Those Hive76s

Rendered Hive76 Desktop Background/Wallpaper

Well as we all know I’m completely infatuated with Blender, the open-source awesome-o 3D modeler, renderer, animator, and general all-around nice program. I’ve been making tons of high-res schematic diagrams for work related stuff, but it’s been so much fun that I’ve been exploring the intensely excellent Blender 3D interwebs community of fantastic artists and professional nerds.

So when I saw this tutorial video and instructional on an Energy Drink Ad by Andrew Price at Blender Guru, of course I immediately saw an opportunity for our favorite friendly local Maker Space to star in it’s own desktop background.

The Hive76 Can Label

The Hive76 Can Label

Adjusting the available .blend file and related stuff took a couple of hours, adjusting the rendering took a couple hours, and the final rendering took over an hour (2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, not the fastest kid on the block anymore).

As you may know, the original Blender rendering engine is being deprecated, in favor of the new hyper amaziness that is the Cycles Rendering Engine. But before we leave behind the Blender Internal renderer for good, it’s nice to have one last Hurrah.

If you want to make your own version, here’s a package of all the source files (56.4 MB), they retain Andrew Price’s Creative Commons Non-Commercial Non-Ported Attribution License and I apply the same to my files that are in there. Rendered with Blender 2.60.0 build 41438.

Enjoy!

 

2 Responses to “Pass Me Another One of Those Hive76s”

  1. [...] Pass Me Another One of Those Hive76s [Hive 76 blog] — The hacker space stars as an energy drink in a computer wallpaper [...]

  2. pez says:

    Hey Jordan ,, I was out of town (with limited web access) when you posted this, but I did make time to set it as my desktop wall-paper almost immediately.

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