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WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Monday, May 19, 2014, starting at 5:30pm at Pittsburgh Filmmakers on Melwood Avenue in North Oakland. The meeting will take place in Room 104. Parking is available for free in the lot across from Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

If you're planning to attend, please register on our Eventbrite page. Dinner is on us!

Schedule for the Day

5:00pm - Doors open, set up
5:30pm - Food served
6:00pm - Featured Presentation
7:30pm - Meeting ends, everyone out.


Name: Roland Hess

Title: Blender in Media Production

Talk content:

  • Very brief intro about Blender adoption worldwide
  • Screen two shorts: Big Buck Bunny (which shows the cinema quality character animation tools), and Tears of Steel (whose special effects were all done with Blender). These two really show off what the software can do, plus they are fun.
  • Live demo of the software
  • Brief notes on history/how it can be no-cost
  • Talk about possible Open Source concerns (and benefits!) within a creative pipeline
  • Q&A


Roland Hess has worked with Blender since before its transition into an Open Source success. Since then, he has been one of its committing developers, worked as an artist on the Blender Foundation-sponsored Elephants Dream which was honored with a place in the Museum of Modern Art's Design and Elastic Mind exhibit, and has authored a number of Blender-related books including the best-selling Blender Foundations and one that captured the 2011 National Publishers Association Award for Best Book in Art Instruction. He serves as one of the founding members of the Foundation's Trainer Certification Board, and currently works as a Partner Technology Manager (and resident go-to-person on 3D printing at the Pittsburgh office) for Google.

Meeting Minutes

To be added.

Meeting Staff

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.

  • Host: Justin Smith
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  • Setup: Your name here, Your name here
  • Clean Up: Pat Barron


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