Challenge #1040 "INFLATABLE" (26/05/23) Entries OPEN

Theme #1040 for Friday 26th of May 2023 is:


Entry closes on Monday, 22:30 GMT (Mon, May 29, 2023 10:30 PM)

How do I post my entry? Here is an Example: (click to open)

Title: Under Pressure


Please remember to state if your entry is pure, open or non-competing.

“There are two main goals for these contests: Fun and Glory.
Fun: You get only 4 days to create a cool image, based on the theme for the week.
Glory: After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared. The winner picks the theme for next week and will be featured in the Feature Row.”

For details please check out the: CHALLENGE RULES

Btw.: Comments are welcome in both threads (entries/voting). Have fun! :slight_smile:

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It’s as if someone looked at my entry and used it to create a theme. :sunglasses::innocent:

I played a little with geometry nodes.

But not sure, where it is heading and whether I want to follow this idea.


Lead Balloon

Just having fun with this challenge. Pure. Modeled in Blender 3.5.1 and rendered in cycles.


Firestone Inflatable
Open, cycles 512 samples, ~1min, no denoise, used the big Fred from a net so its open
Coulnd not resist as this quick idea forms while reading the topic :smiley:

inflatable.blend (613.8 KB)


The Grand Parade of Increasing Costs

Pure entry, made in blender 3.5. Inflatable, just like our currency, the title was inspired by the song ‘The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging’ from the Lamb album.



Blocks - Pure

I like seeing how far I can push blender’s cloth sim to do non-cloth things. The blocks are all cloth, part of the same object as the inflatable with self collisions enabled. Internal springs keep the cubes rigid and prevent them inflating/deflating (though I had a lot of failed attempts before this where some cubes would turn inside out when the balloon popped!).


What is it? I mean, the shader looks really cool, but I can’t figure out what it’s meant to be.

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I can tell that you’re younger than me :wink: It’s supposed to be a tire from the stone age. The character is called Fred Flintstone, from the animated series, The Flintstones.

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non competing (pure), Cycles, Blender 3.5.1


Sale! Sale! Sale!

Non-competing (Open)

Cycles, 256 samples, cloth and wind physics, train model from my cnc pattern library

Due to a shipping error we have too many inflatable trains! Sale! Sale! Sale!