Vancouver Blender Users Meetup

Vancouver Blender Users Meetup

Time & date: 13:00 - 17:00, Saturday 15th October

Visual College of Art and Design in Vancouver (VCAD -
Room 915 (ninth floor)
626 W Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1V8
Google map:


The format for the meetup is still somewhat “fluid”.

We may have an experienced 2d traditional animation director talk about how to organize a real project, and the role of 3d and 2d work in a production. He is planning to use Blender in future projects (ed: I convinced him ;-).

Simple, intermediate, advanced demos, and/or tutorial work-groups on an ad-hoc basis!

13:00 - 14:00 introductions, round table discussion
14:00 - 17:00 Tutorials, short presentations of work, small workshops for beginners and intermediate/advanced users.

The building closes at 17:00 - afterwards sushi at Yume! -

Other info
10 Workstations (Windows) with Blender and all other ‘mainstream’ 3d/2d software installed are available, as well as a projector. Whiteboard is also present.

Please register for the meetup at:

If you intend to bring a guest, please let us know in advance.

I would like to be there. Beside my interest to Blender, Vancouver is a place I always wanted to visit… but it is very far from my home (9682 Kms) !

I will be there at least in thought !o)

I am excited and envious…only because I loved Vancouver when I visited last, and I like the people. I only wish I could go as well…The pacific northwest is becoming a Veritable Blender Stronghold! Let us Conquer! XD

OUCH! Life has become very busy and missed this :frowning:

How was it? I remember going to a blender gtg and it was GREAT!

I’ve been attending since October.
Its been a while since there’s been any updates here, and I’m not sure if this thread is going to continue (I see no reason not to), but anyone who does not want to register with yet another website to get information, here you go. From Meetup:
The format for the meetup is still somewhat “fluid”. Its possible we may have an experienced 2-dee traditional animation supervisor talk about how to organize a real project… Simple, intermediate, advanced demos, +/or tutorial work-groups on an ad-hoc basis!
It’s pretty informal, mostly sharing hints, tips and and getting to know other users in the area. You are not alone. There are ten workstations, running Blender (usually latest from, plus Maya, 3DS Max, and maybe one or two others. Also a projector and tables to set up a laptop if you have one.

626 Pender Street, 5th floor, Vancouver, BC.
Normally the second Saturday of the month. 1300-1700h

  • Saturday, Feb 11 1:00 PM
  • Sat, March 10, 2012, 1:00 PM
  • April 14, 2012, 1:00 PM
  • May 12, 2012, 1:00 PM

That said, life is fluid and subject to change. So come check it out. The more the merrier.
Hope to see you there!:smiley:

I’m with Roubal, I’d like to be there too but alas I am in Ohio.

Hi everyone, the meetup for the upcoming Saturday is confirmed.

626 Pender Street, reception area on the 5th floor, Vancouver, BC.


I’ll be there, :slight_smile:

Great! We intend to keep to a more planned schedule this meetup. If you have suggestions, let us know!

We could have a project, where we do a hard surface car or a character (I would prefer character)

WIP Darkwing Duck, :slight_smile:

Awesome, Sean. Makes me want to work on Powerduck :wink:

hah, it was a good show. :slight_smile: Lots of cool characters in it.

Hey, everyone, I attended the last time one, it’s good to know you great guys there! I hope in Vancouver more and more people love to use Blender!

Video tutorials I made a few years ago about modeling the head:

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

Pretty important to know if you plan getting to a head.

Here are some of the notes:

Upcoming Saturday: next Blender meetup (same place, same time!).

Tomorrow is confirmed: same place, same time as always:

13:00 - 17:00

626 Pender Street, 5th floor, Vancouver. We’ll be in room 511 (but more probably we will move again to the large mac lab).

Update on my Minotaur:

The embossing on the shoulder plate and belt looks really sharp.

You have me thinking about Baloo’s SeaDuck now.
PowerDuck was the unicycle power armour wasn’t it? Love it, want it.