Happy Black Birthday 2022
How old is this BlenderKit? 4? That's 32 years according to the cat age calculator!* That would be the amount of work we had with our service.
So what's happened in the last year? First let's check the stats:
- We've had over a thousand creators! We welcome all newcomers!
- These creators have already stuffed our database with 19,000 assets. The percentage of assets that are free has risen to 58% this year.
- There are already over 382,000 of you registered. Should we even try to count that anymore?
- We've sent $33,400 to the Blender Development Fund this year.
And what's new on BlenderKit?
- BlenderKit add-on has succesfully moved out of Blender.
- We've almost completely rewritten the add-on. It's more stable and faster. There are new search filters.
- You can comment on assets (on the server and in the add-on), and we also approve assets through comments now. We also started using comments in our asset validation process
- We released our affiliate program.
- Recurring payments can be paid via PayPal now.
- We have held the BlenderKit Winter contest.
We're making some improvements to the gallery on the site, and we're finally getting an improved scoring system. We're also hoping to show a little surprise we're working on during the Blender Conference.
Don't forget to take advantage of our gift of a 25% discount on your subscription and keep it forever.
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