[Bf-committers] 15th anniversary of blender :)

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Dec 8 15:15:31 CET 2008

Hi all,

I was editing blenkernel/intern/blender.c and suddenly saw this in the 

blender.c: /*  blender.c   jan 94     MIXED MODEL */

I checked backups, and could even find a blender.c from dec 1993, 
exactly 15 years ago! At that time it was only a test for a subdivision 
layout system, it didn't do anything.

Grepping in an old C code backup gave me this history;

screen.c: dec/jan 93/94
usiblender.c:  jan 94
space.c:  jan/july 94
view.c:  jan 94
drawview.c: april 94
toets.c: may 94
drawipo.c: may 94
drawseq.c: may 94
headerbuttons.c: may 94
edit.c: may 94
genfile.c: june 94
readfile.c: june 94
mywindow.c: juli 94
library.c: aug 94
buttons.c: aug 94

Summer 1994 Blender became sortof usable.
So... let's presume dec '93 was the conception, and august '94 the 
birthdate of Blender? Then we got something to celebrate at Siggraph 
2009. :)


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute BV  Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam The Netherlands

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