Interviews

Interviews with interesting people from the Blender community and beyond.

Fran├žois Beaune is the project founder and team leader of Appleseed, which is a render engine that is completely open source like Cycles or Luxrender. Appleseed is MIT-Licensed, which is probably the most liberal license in existance. It is availabe for Maya, Blender, Gaffer and other programs.

Before joining the team at CG Masters, Aidy Burrows worked on several games of the Legos series at TT games, which is part of Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment. in this interview, he talks about using Blender at his former workplace.

OpenVDB is not in Blender yet, but there are plans to include it in future releases. You might wonder - what is this OpenVDB all about? BlenderDiplom talked with Ken Museth, lead developer of OpenVDB at Dreamworks, about the project and what users can expect from a software that uses OpenVDB.

Tamito Kajiyama is the developer who has worked on the integration of Freestyle into Blender for the longest period of time. Since 2009 he is the maintainer of the project. In this interview, he talks about the history and hurdles of the Freestyle integration development and how motivating it is to have active users in early stages of development.

Sean Kennedy is a compositing artist who has been working for the notable studio R&H until it went bankrupt (and got a special effects oscar). In his work he had used Blender every now and then to polish his shots. BlenderDiplom talked to him at last years Blender Conference.

Thomas Dinges is a Blender developer and was one of the driving forces behind the creation of a working implementation of Open Shading Language (OSL) in Cycles. He is also hosting the website OpenShading.com which features news, background infos and tutorials for OSL. This interview was conducted at FMX 2013 and was released in the magazine Digital Production in German language.