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Jul 31

Last day for Margreet, Campbell, Dariusz and Frank!

icon1 ton | icon2 Apricot Press, Blender Institute | icon4 07 31st, 2008

dsc01169.JPGWith a good Mexican dinner, and the Dutch premiere of WALL-E, we’ve said goodbye to four of the Blender Institute crew.

Margreet Riphagen, Blender Institute producer for a year, accepted a great job at the Institute of Network Cultures. It’s also in Amsterdam center, so we’ll see her around regularly!
Campbell Barton, Blender developer and TD , went back to his girls in Melbourne Australia. He’ll be working wrapping up Apricot remotely for a month, at least.
Dariusz Dawidowski, 3D game artist and level designer, goes back today to his hometown in Poland. He’ll help wrapping up the Crystal Space game level(s) during next month.
Frank Richter, Crystal Space 3D engine developer, already found another room to live in Amsterdam, he’ll keep coding on CS and is currently seeking for a game developer job in Amsterdam (know any? contact him!).

Thanks a lot Margreet & guys! we’ll miss you!

Currently still here: Chris + Pablo to wrap up the Apricot project, Brecht to do cool coding work, and myself… in a week I’ll leave for Siggraph, and when I’m back we should pick up the mythical 2.5 coding project… ๐Ÿ™‚

Picture: see us walking to the restaurant in the cool new Apricot memorial Yofrankie shirts! People from left to right: Frank, Chris, Dariusz, Brecht, Campbell, Ton, Pablo (half), 2nd picture: Chris, Campbell, Pablo. More pictures in Gallery)

23 Responses

  1. squareline on

    Good luck boys! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And thanks for all the Awesome works!
    Cant wait for the next GAME project! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. waby38 on

    Great great work men!
    See you in next blender project
    Have nice holidays!

  3. PavelSiska on

    Very best to your life gyus.
    “mythical 2.5 coding project” ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Blender

  4. Dr. Scientist on

    Well I’m sure you will all cross paths again someday. Maybe to create a version for the Motorokr and other mobile phones, or games for that matter because you guys all rock!

  5. Narann on

    All production have a end ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good luck for all of them!
    (Ton, you go to siggraph, you will maybe see our student short: “Mauvais Rรดle” there!). I give my web site else!

  6. Blendiac on

    “And now, the end is near;
    And so I face the final curtain.
    My friend, Ill say it clear,
    Ill state my case, of which Im certain.

    Ive lived a life thats full.
    Ive traveled each and evry highway;
    And more, much more than this,
    I… diiiiid iiiiit…..

    Yo Frankie Sinatra

    Hugs and congrats to all of Team Apricot. Long may your work Rock.


  7. n-pigeon on

    Best wishes guys ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dariusz pozdrowienia z Polski i milej podrozy.

    “mythical 2.5 coding projectโ€ฆ :)” woooohoohoo yea ^^

  8. Charlie on

    Whose who in the images?

    Did the guy at the back forget his t-shirt?

  9. BlenderLovingSquirrel on

    *standing ovation*

  10. mfoxdogg on

    Good luck all, i wish you all the very best, and thank you for making the BI and YoFrankie a reality.

    *clap* *clap* *clap*

  11. Borgleader on

    love the t-shirts ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Dread Knight on

    Upper left easter egg! xD

  13. RH2 on

    Yeah saw that a while a go, what is the symbolism in the upside down Mandy hanging on the upper-left side of the banner mean?

    2.5 is going to be after the “apricot release” right?

    Have a safe trip home.

  14. jesterKing on

    @Charlie – that’s brecht you’re talking about. THE brecht

  15. jesterKing on

    And Campbell shed his lion manes!

  16. venomgfx on


    1st picture, from left to right:
    Frank, Chris (blengine), Dariousz, behind is Brecht and Campbell (ideasman42), then Ton, and the last one is half of me.

    2nd picture, from left to right:
    Chris (blengine), Campbell (ideasman42), me.

    @RH2, Apricot release is end of august, Blender 2.5 will take lot more of time.

  17. RH2 on


  18. Anthoni_C on

    Poor ton he is practically going to
    be alone.

  19. Francisco Ortiz on

    Hey! Where is the Margreet picture ):(?

    All the best for everyone! Thank you very much and congratulations!

  20. Pappenheimer on

    All the best to you!

  21. squareline on

    The dupligroup and the linked duplicate object shadow-map+ao baking will be supported?

  22. blenderman345 on

    Guy missing shirt? That’s Brecht. I’ve never ever seen a photo of him wearing anything except for that cool looking casual outfit. Bye guys. May Blender be with you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Klรณpes on

    Good job, and good luck guys!

    Venom, that photo goes for a Pulitzer prize! XD