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Blender feature demo scene submissions

Information about Blender feature demo scene submissions for the official Blender Demo Files page.

✍ Maintainer: Metin Seven

πŸ“… Updated: March 28, 2021

Demo scene submission guidelines

Please follow these guidelines for Blender demo scene preparation

  • Include a Text Editor window with a text datablock named 'README'.
In the text please include:
─ Some info / instructions regarding the scene, comprehensible for novice Blender users.
─ The Creative Commons license type: CC-0 (preferred), CC-BY or CC-BY-ND.
─ Your name or nickname.
─ A URL (e.g. your portfolio or Twitter profile URL).
  • Ideally but not required, add a specific info text to different workspaces, to explain more of your creative process (see example screenshots below).
  • Check if the scene doesn't include settings that may confuse novice users, such as a locked camera. If such a setting is essential to the demo's functioning, please include a notice in the 'README' info text.
  • Check if the scene does not only render correctly in the viewport, but also when pressing F12.
  • Don't include self-promotion / signatures / logos as a part of the demo scene. You can include a credit in the 'README' info text.
  • Make sure no copyrighted assets / textures / etc. are present in the scene.
  • If uncopyrighted assets (image textures, HDRI environments, etc.) are part of the scene, make sure they are packed into the Blend file, using File menu βž” External Data...
  • Save the scene from the appropriate Blender version to ensure compatibility (e.g. don't save a 2.92 demo scene from a 2.93 Alpha build).
  • To minimize the file size, activate the Compress option in the File βž” Save As... file dialog options panel when saving the Blend file.
  • In case of multiple Blend files showcasing related features, please consider merging the demos into one Blend file containing multiple Scenes, naming the Scenes appropriately and mentioning the presence of multiple Scenes in the 'README' info text.
  • Please provide a publicly accessible download link (e.g. a Google Drive link) to the finished scene, that will remain intact until at least the next Blender release. The scene will be uploaded to the server, so the link does not have to remain intact after the Blender release.

Blender demo scene example screenshots.png

Blender demo scene example screenshots, taken from the Splash Fox scene by Daniel Bystedt.

Blender 2.93 demo scenes

Latest changes on top

❗ The scenes should be tested again in the beta stage of 2.93, as changes to tools (particularly Geometry Nodes) can cause issues.

Geometry Nodes Still Life

πŸ“ Would be nice as a 2.93 splash screen as well, especially if a mention would be included that the scene was entirely created using Geometry Nodes.

πŸ“ Google Drive download link

πŸ“Ί Twitter post with rendering

πŸ“ƒ CC-BY

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Erindale Woodford

πŸ”— Portfolio

Power socket Geometry Nodes demo scene

πŸ“ Dropbox download link

πŸ“Ί Twitter video

πŸ“ƒ CC-0

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Grigoriy Ignatyev

πŸ”— Portfolio

Four new scenes showcasing motion graphics with 2.93 Geometry Node features

πŸ“ Previous demo scene contributor James Redmond agreed to submit four new Geometry Node scenes in time for the 2.93 beta stage. He will email me when the scenes are ready.

πŸ“ Download link(s) will follow

πŸ“ƒ CC-0

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ James Redmond

πŸ”— YouTube channel, including video tutorials about the scenes

πŸ”— Twitter

Grease Pencil Line Art modifier demo scene(s)

πŸ“ Download link will be provided by Sebastian Parborg.

πŸ“Ί Video tutorial by Yiming Wu

To do

  • Receive Blend file(s).
  • Check scene(s), including F12 rendering.
  • Verify or add 'README' datablock with notes, credits and license in Text Editor window.
  • Render image or take screenshot for thumbnail.
  • If necessary, save from the appropriate Blender version.

πŸ“ƒ CC-0

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Sebastian Parborg / Yiming Wu

πŸ”— Blender Studio ?

Procedural food (vegetable soup and beef curry), Geometry Nodes

βœ… Prepared and added to the Demo Files download page in deactivated state, ready for activation around the release of Blender 2.93.

πŸ“ Google Drive download

πŸ“Ί Vegetable soup Twitter video

πŸ“Ί Beef curry Twitter video

πŸ“ƒ CC-0

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Vignesh Vembar

πŸ”— Twitter

Tree leaves and moss (Geometry Nodes)

βœ… Prepared and added to the Demo Files download page in deactivated state, ready for activation around the release of Blender 2.93.


πŸ“ƒ CC-0

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Simon Thommes

πŸ”— Blender Studio

Ball in grass (Geometry Nodes)

βœ… Prepared and added to the Demo Files download page in deactivated state, ready for activation around the release of Blender 2.93.

πŸ“ Google Drive download

πŸ“ƒ CC-BY

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Jesse Miettinen

πŸ”— Portfolio

Mr. Elephant scene update

βœ… Updated the Mr. Elephant Eevee scene in the Demo Files page:

  • Lowered the Volumetric Shadow sample value to 1 to significantly speed up the scene. A higher value is not needed anymore in the current Eevee engine.
  • The old scene triggered a warning about a redundant smoke method. Resaved from 2.93 to fix this.