2019: The Year in Review

2019's Top Users

Most Time Reading

User Hours Read
@filibis
540
@burnin
482
@zanzio
371
@Cire
320
@mib2berlin
309
@CarlG
271
@chalybeum
266
@cgCody
253
@Michael_Knubben
251
@KickAir_8P
246

Most Topics

User Topics
@polynut
121
@jayanam
106
@Helge
105
@tcrmnk
104
@LBJ
91
@humanartist
87
@pb3drender
81
@Splitting_Atoms
78
@BD3D
73
@RickyBlender
72

Most Replies

User Replies
@BD3D
1.52k
@polynut
1.42k
@Ace_Dragon
1.35k
@bliblubli
1.31k
@CarlG
1.3k
@amon_paike
1.25k
@kkar
1.2k
@sundialsvc4
1.08k
@bandages
962
@RickyBlender
960

Most Replied to

User Replies
@BD3D
928
@Ace_Dragon
897
@bliblubli
727
@amon_paike
654
@polynut
650
@kkar
634
@bandages
622
@CarlG
616
@zeauro
500
@blenderaptor
494

Most Likes Given

User Likes
@giacometti777
2.15k
@Frozen_Death_Knight
1.83k
@ArtAvenue
1.76k
@alf0
1.63k
@yakuzakazuya
1.5k
@amon_paike
1.49k
@bnzs
1.48k
@FlyingBanana
1.44k
@filibis
1.38k
@MichaelBenDavid
1.25k

Most Likes Received

User Likes
@BD3D
2.46k
@Ace_Dragon
2.28k
@xrg
1.93k
@bliblubli
1.64k
@Frozen_Death_Knight
1.08k
@Jeacom
980
@TheRedWaxPolice
962
@polynut
914
@amon_paike
909
@Helge
908

Most Visits

User Days Visited
@pitiwazou
365
@eklein
365
@jachtarfranko
365
@Secrop
365
@RickyBlender
365
@xrg
365
@Xharthok
365
@cyberlecs
365
@myway880
365
@Magogg
365

All Yearly Visits

Daily Visits

Days Visited Users
365 27
364 9
363 10
362 10
361 7
360 8
359 6
358 4
357 7
356 5
7 Likes

Top #Finished Projects Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Lux, Corona, Cycles 111
Baroque Executive office (Blender eevee) 39
Realistic character in blender Cycles 39
Some of my last images 37
Fallen 37

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Colleen Wing 165
The Laser Cowboy 152
Garden of the sleeping beast 145
D25 Modular Rover 141
Tin Woodman 140

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Lux, Corona, Cycles 100
The Laser Cowboy 80
Portrait Sculpts 57
Garden of the sleeping beast 54
Blossom 51

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Colleen Wing 106
The Laser Cowboy 97
D25 Modular Rover 94
Garden of the sleeping beast 93
Tin Woodman 92

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Escape Velocity - NPR/illustration/storytelling personal explorations 27
Realistic Atmosphere In Cycles 18
Strawberry cake animation - Eevee procedural texture 16
Weavr - Procedural Textile Shader for Blender [Free Download] 15
Procedural Skin Texturing 13
3 Likes

Top #Modeling Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
From Maya to Blender 2.8 41
Hard surface helpers: Boxcutter vs MESHmachine vs Fluent vs Speedflow 29
Model in blender messing up 21
Few years using Blender and still not able to do that simple thing 19
Array around a circle? 18

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Model in blender messing up 107
Help creating crusader helmet 50
From Maya to Blender 2.8 46
Hard Surface Model Retopology related question 43
Merge 2 tubes 43

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Hard surface helpers: Boxcutter vs MESHmachine vs Fluent vs Speedflow 19
Blender Sculpt vs ZBrush 19
From Maya to Blender 2.8 19
What are/Where can I find some good tips/tutorials for NSFW modelling? 18
Vertex normal editor blender 2.8 18

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Quadriflow remesher 5
2 Likes

Top #Materials and Textures Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Making high-quality image textures 53
Tension Map 32
Definitely EEVEE Materials System 20
Does it make sense to use HDR-Images for diffuse maps ? 17
UVs, few questions 17

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Fantastic new SCI-FI decal package RELEASED 11

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Making high-quality image textures 87
PBR "Metalness" workflow in Blender. Possible? 36
Elephant in the room: how to handle Specular while baking textures? 35
Strange shading problems caused by normal map 34
How can i make part of an object have a gold color and texture, 33

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Fantastic new SCI-FI decal package RELEASED 26
Tension Map 20
Is there a material library in Blender 2.8 (eevee)? 19
Definitely EEVEE Materials System 19
Making high-quality image textures 18

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Yet Another Thread about Cycles Materials 32
My 100+ Free Cycles Procedural Textures - Blend Files and/or Settings Included 12
Watercolor like shader 11
GPU Compatible Thin-Film Interference v2.1: Glass Within Glass + Absorption 9
Glass Caustics and Dispersion (v2.0) 7
3 Likes

Top #Animation and Rigging Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Best way to rig support bones for two intersections(knee, elbow) 20
AnimAll Add-on for Blender 2.8 14
Neewbie Here, Why Blender public knowledge and tutorials about rigging is like on 1998-Year level? 14
Can't select bones in weight paint mode - blender 2.8 12
Blender 2.8: NLA Editor and Baking Multiple Actions 11

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Rigging position 47
Big issue with rigging and weight paint 41
Shape key corrective driver question 40
Vertex weights are always overwritten in any version of blender? 39
Trying to rig a fish model with no luck help would be appreciated 33

Most Popular

User Topic Score
AnimAll Add-on for Blender 2.8 19
Unable to select bones in pose mode (Blender 2.8) 18
Blender 2.8 parenting to bones, help! 18
Blender 2.8: NLA Editor and Baking Multiple Actions 18
Weight painting - toggle between Add and Subtract 17

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Best way to rig support bones for two intersections(knee, elbow) 17
Blender 2.8: NLA Editor and Baking Multiple Actions 7
Making a poseable character with cloth simulated clothing 7
Neewbie Here, Why Blender public knowledge and tutorials about rigging is like on 1998-Year level? 7
Face rig vs face shape keys? 6
2 Likes

Top #Basics & Interface Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Does anyone use (switch) between the workspaces in 2.8 27
100$ reward for the one who can distribute particles from a cycles node non destructively 17
Grouping objects (2.8) 15
Scenes in Blender 2.8 13
Eevee viewport is 30-50fps, but rendering is 0.1fps. Why? 13

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
[BxMouse - Multi Screen Tool] - Update 1.32 - UpBGE and 2.8 support 11

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Does anyone use (switch) between the workspaces in 2.8 67
Grouping objects (2.8) 42
Eevee viewport is 30-50fps, but rendering is 0.1fps. Why? 37
100$ reward for the one who can distribute particles from a cycles node non destructively 33
Will 2 GPUs helps render faster? 29

Most Popular

User Topic Score
[BxMouse - Multi Screen Tool] - Update 1.32 - UpBGE and 2.8 support 23
Camera to view (Blender 2.8) 20
Scenes in Blender 2.8 19
Does anyone use (switch) between the workspaces in 2.8 18
Grease Pencil frustration 17

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Novice - seeks add-ons 6
About modifiers 5
5 Likes

Discourse has an option to generate ‘yearly review’ statistics and I thought it would be groot to share them here. Enjoy! :slight_smile:

(Curious about technical details? You can find them here).

13 Likes

do this every year, please :ok_hand:

is there a “time spend procrastinating on BA” statistic ?
because i’m sure i would be in the top 10.

ok back to work now

8 Likes

Nice to see that Alex Treviño, the author of the splash of blender 2.82 it is also the second most liked in this year’s projects, with a totally different project.
I can say that there is great coherence between the community and its leaders.

2 Likes

Very fun to read! (I do love statistics) :slight_smile: Hope this becomes a yearly thing.

1 Like

It should run every year now, yes :slight_smile:

1 Like

I’m a bit surprised that I was that high up on the list on likes given and received. Fun to see that I have made a small impact at least in my first year of being on this website. Started using Blender only in mid December 2018 when the 2.80 Alpha came out.

I am glad to say that Blender and its community are awesome! :partying_face:

4 Likes

I am excited to be a part of such an active, growing community! I love this forum and look forward to many years of making contributions and participating.

1 Like