2020: The Year in Review

2020's Top Users

Most Time Reading

User Hours Read
@SidewaysUpJoe
235
@bandages
193
@MarioPeper
181
@CarlG
152
@pxlpaul
151
@KickAir_8P
148
@Stan_Pancakes
136
@0451
133
@burnin
128
@fcharr
125

Most Topics

User Topics
@Jeric_Synergy
301
@3DTudor
124
@Bruno_Suraski
111
@jayanam
108
@justwannapost
108
@Helge
108
@loserlearningblender
102
@George_Siskas
88
@Brontobyte
82
@XuongPhimHatDe
82

Most Replies

User Replies
@bandages
1.41k
@moonboots
1.27k
@Stan_Pancakes
1.01k
@CarlG
939
@Ace_Dragon
929
@Lumpengnom
879
@RickyBlender
870
@zeauro
819
@Musashidan
815
@RSEhlers
753

Most Replied to

User Replies
@bandages
827
@moonboots
779
@Ace_Dragon
699
@Stan_Pancakes
634
@Musashidan
620
@zeauro
562
@Lumpengnom
517
@CarlG
496
@TheRedWaxPolice
478
@Jeric_Synergy
453

Most Likes Given

User Likes
@MichaelBenDavid
4.89k
@alekba
2.22k
@Frozen_Death_Knight
1.98k
@bnzs
1.94k
@JoelEapen
1.88k
@14AUDDIN
1.79k
@Sir_Laugesen
1.73k
@filibis
1.57k
@Lillya
1.55k
@CookItOff
1.49k

Most Likes Received

User Likes
@TheRedWaxPolice
2.32k
@Ace_Dragon
2.2k
@Musashidan
1.52k
@Frozen_Death_Knight
1.5k
@BD3D
1.46k
@Helge
1.26k
@xrg
1.02k
@zeauro
966
@George_Siskas
810
@yarpen
728

Most Visits

User Days Visited
@kkar
366
@saikafu
366
@dracoroot7
366
@jachtarfranko
366
@BluePrintRandom
366
@Xharthok
366
@Odjin
366
@cyberlecs
366
@san
366
@Cotaks
366

All Yearly Visits

Daily Visits

Days Visited Users
366 20
365 20
364 15
363 8
362 16
361 10
360 9
359 4
358 10
357 7
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Top #Finished Projects Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Topology Works 65
"Mundane" Render 58
Project 2020: Half-million dollar concept designed in Blender 54
[Free scene] Loft interior design 35
Wolf At The Door 34

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Sadhu 214
"Mundane" Render 213
Japan old alley 210
Characters 194
Portraits of Simon 190

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Realistic Atmosphere In Cycles 76
Helicopter landing vietnam war 68
Project 2020: Half-million dollar concept designed in Blender 68
Snack Scans 65
Characters 58

Most Popular

User Topic Score
"Mundane" Render 129
Sadhu 129
Japan old alley 127
Characters 119
Portraits of Simon 116

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Realistic Atmosphere In Cycles 35
Escape Velocity - NPR/illustration/storytelling personal explorations 28
Strawberry cake animation - Eevee procedural texture 22
Eye generator - cycles nodes 18
Weavr - Procedural Textile Shader for Blender [Free Download] 18
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Top #Modeling Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
AN apparently unsolvable problem 16
Poly vs nurbs (rant) 14
Why is the Bevel tool so dumb? 13
I got 16gb RAM memory. Is 32gb better? 11
Modeling a Human - Man, this is frustrating! 10

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Model bending the wrong way 92
Poly vs nurbs (rant) 53
Modelling a dinosaur: high level details? 49
Making this 2D character into 3D 45
Creating game assets - only quads and tris? 43

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Newbie looking for help with her first models 20
Help: Is there an Add-On that let's you import .max file into Blender? 19
Modeling a Human - Man, this is frustrating! 18
Object disappears when entering Sculpt Mode 18
Advanced selection pipeline similar to Modo 18

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Learning and Understanding Topology - Tutorial Collection 7
Quadriflow remesher 7
Addon similar to UV Highlight for 2.80? 6
Vertex normal editor blender 2.8 6
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Top #Materials and Textures Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Compare refraction angel to TIR angle math problem 62
Albedo value of snow - How to get 80% white in Blender 39
Steep learning curve of material creation? 30
How would you use specular maps now based on what he said? 28
Baking issues with the Bevel shader 22

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
(NEW blog!) List of free texture sites 10

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Compare refraction angel to TIR angle math problem 169
How would you use specular maps now based on what he said? 75
Baking issues with the Bevel shader 74
Steep learning curve of material creation? 64
Normal bake almost perfect except for one area? (PICTURES INSIDE) 61

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Best alternative to Substance Painter? 20
Baking issues with the Bevel shader 19
Steep learning curve of material creation? 19
Compare refraction angel to TIR angle math problem 18
Unable to bake Normals the way I want them to (Smoothing & 90° angles) 18

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Yet Another Thread about Cycles Materials 55
My 100+ Free Cycles Procedural Textures - Blend Files and/or Settings Included 44
Simulation of the "Interior Mapping" technique through Nodes 23
(NEW blog!) List of free texture sites 20
GPU Compatible Thin-Film Interference v2.1: Glass Within Glass + Absorption 19
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Top #Animation and Rigging Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
This bug makes Blender completely useless for any animation! 60
Face Rigging Tutorial Recommendations? 8
Rigging an exagerated mouth 8
How Do Auto-rig Pro and Rigify Compare? 7
How to rig the swing window hinge? 7

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
This bug makes Blender completely useless for any animation! 79
How Do I Move My Mesh Without Deforming It? 47
Weight painted mesh still stays in place when rotated 45
The right approach to sticking a surface to a table? 33
How to disable objects not in front of camera 31

Most Popular

User Topic Score
How Do Auto-rig Pro and Rigify Compare? 19
This bug makes Blender completely useless for any animation! 18
Shifting Animation origin or combining non stationary animations 18
How Do I Move My Mesh Without Deforming It? 17
How to rig the swing window hinge? 17

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Best way to rig support bones for two intersections(knee, elbow) 16
Making a poseable character with cloth simulated clothing 10
Blender 2.8: NLA Editor and Baking Multiple Actions 9
Neewbie Here, Why Blender public knowledge and tutorials about rigging is like on 1998-Year level? 7
Face rig vs face shape keys? 6
3 Likes

Top #Basics & Interface Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
What a mess those new "collections" are 17
Why is blenders Viewport performance so slow/even slower? 9
What is special about overrides in 2020 goals 7
Blender 2.82 requirements 7
Boolean operation driving me mad 6

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
What a mess those new "collections" are 41
Blender 2.82 requirements 35
Meshes not visible in object mode 28
Yafaray for 2.8 tut? 27
What is special about overrides in 2020 goals 24

Most Popular

User Topic Score
How to hide Windows 10 top bar? 18
What a mess those new "collections" are 18
Why is blenders Viewport performance so slow/even slower? 17
Can´t reset rotation - Blender 2.8 17
Blender 2.82 requirements 17

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Novice - seeks add-ons 6
About modifiers 5
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Congrats to everyone who is mentioned here, and THANK YOU for helping us make Blender Artists the place that it is! :clap:

19 Likes

@Musashidan, you’re a real BA player! :grin:

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I m still wondering how come your name is not in those lists, since you have pick up BA many things has changed. From the bottom of my heart, i thank you Bart and I own you a free beer next time we meet again in Amsterdam :wink:

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Maybe you’ll get a free speech in return :wink:

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Haha! Quite surprising considering I was absent for months at a time. Also surprised to not see you on there. :smiley:
BA and Polycount are probably the only 2decent and active CG forum boards left alive. BA has been a fantastic resource for me in my initially awkward and strange transition to Blender, and I think it’s such a brilliant place to house the refugees of the mass Max/Modo/Maya exodus… :horse_racing: :horse_racing:

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You beat me by around 200. :smile:

Been absent for the last couple of months as well, but I always check the site nearly daily for fun discussions surrounding CG. Was surprised by how far up I was ranked in this despite my long absence. It’s a fun place to be and am looking forward to whatever’s in store for 2021! :partying_face:

Also, what mass exodus? :stuck_out_tongue:

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Thanks :slight_smile: the report excludes staff and moderators, they’re so active that it wouldn’t be very fair…

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Sure, but it would be fun to see the mods get their own list in that case! :partying_face:

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I’m afraid that would fully expose my lack of a social life. :grin:

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Tongue in cheek. :wink: the amount of long time Max/Maya/Modo users that I’ve seen that have made the transition in the last year or so.

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