Challenge #999 "The Birthday" (12/08/22) Entries CLOSED

Theme #999 for Friday 12th of August 2022 is:

The Birthday

Entry closes on Monday, 22:30 GMT (Mon, Aug 15, 2022 10:30 PM)

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

Title: Happy


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 challenge #1001 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:


The Birthday cake

non-competing, cycles

During covid19 I started to make Blender birthday cakes for friends. It’s an old model and the nodes are messed up after the last update but I still want to share it with you all :slight_smile: I won’t be able to do anything else or improve it since I’m flying to Finland tomorrow, hence the flag too :wink:


The Power of Ten

Pure entry, made in Blender 3.2 cycles. Somewhat rushed, working on my underwater challenge.


“Waiting for my Birthday”

non competing (pure), Cycles, Blender 3.2.2



Pure, Cycles
An old man who has outlived all his friends bought a bunch of birthday presents for himself on the internet. When he picks up the gifts at the mailbox, he mumbles, “Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me…”

Most important: Sparky, the old man’s dog, got his own party hat now.
There are some new balloons in the left corner.
I pushed the beard a bit in the direction of the man’s walking path.



Pure, Flip fluids for the Egg goo, rigify for the neonate

I know that egg hatching is not technically birth, but I’m assuming any depiction of organic birth wouldn’t be appreciated


Title: Sugar Rush

Pure, 3.2.2. Cycles
Back in a couple of weeks!


Pure. Happy 999 birthday Weekly challenge.

My first entry here was on challenge #110

Blender has improved a lot but I’m just as amateur as ever.

Back then this website was called something else, elysiun? It’s amazing that this challenge is still running after all this time!


Let’s hope he’s a bit senile too, so each gift will be a surprise!

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Living in a poisonous fly agaric probably fogs his brain :smile:

Pure, eevee, all made in blender except the camera display texture. Funny pain, my system is too slow for this hairy thing.


Pure, Rendered in Cycles.

Happy 100th!


My Cake Was Sooooo Big…
Pure, cycles.

I’m running out of extras to embellish this. Time to post.
This week’s things I learned - how to make an array follow a spiral; built and rigged a posable character. Duplicate like crazy…(I’ve always liked the little figures in that Escher drawing).

Things I need to learn - better hairdressing. (In Blender)

Things I should un-learn - pink icing with sprinkles.


Ha ha…

Many years ago we had a lady at work who didn’t want everyone to know it was her birthday. (Happens at a certain age). So we had her cake in the keypunch room instead of the lunch room. Once all the candles were lit, it set of the smoke detector and fire alarm, the whole building had to evacuate - because of her birthday. So the whole company knew…


Title: Birthday party for one, please
Pure entry

Honestly, I made this in about an hour before the deadline.


999 - isn’t that the Australian number of the Beast?


Double the voting, double the fun!
This time, we have two polls. Let’s find a winner for last weekend’s challenge and a theme for the next one:

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