Season’s greetings!

  / by Jan

The whole team wishes you a merry christmas and a happy year 2006!

Ok, we originally had the idea to have a jolly Santa Emo here, but alas, the modellers had been fallen prey to the holiday spirit already. And sadly, all I can do is mirror spheres on checkerboards. I tried to put a red cap onto the sphere, but now it looked like Tim Allen. So, no pic here.

But you could gather around the fireplace and sing along!

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47 Responses to “Season’s greetings!”

  1. Brian said on 25 Dec, 2005:

    Happy holidays! I hope you have a nice christmas. Take a few minutes break;)


  2. Marty_D said on 25 Dec, 2005:

    Happy new year Jan! All the best to you and all the Orange team. Hope everyone enjoys their well deserved break.

    Sadly I find no words to your song. ;) Guess I’ll just have to whistle. Although I’m not too sure my chops are up to par. How do you get the horns into your recordings anyway? Is everything digital? Really nice. Always impressed with the quality of your work. To bad the recording isn’t in mp3 though, have to figure a way to rip a mov file now. Maybe Itunes will do that.


  3. Marty_D said on 25 Dec, 2005:

    Well, bother, now I see mp3 and was seeing mov. \../ All the same, still a very nice track. So much soul. Excellent blend of German precision and American jazz. Very clean.


  4. Pitel said on 25 Dec, 2005:

    Heh, i hoped there will be all orange guys singing christmas carrols :D


  5. Dittohead said on 25 Dec, 2005:

    Finally a Christmas carol remix that doesn’t suck! Excellent work, jazzy and smooth.


  6. Dittohead said on 25 Dec, 2005:

    Oh yes…and Merry Christmas all :)


  7. Myster_EE said on 25 Dec, 2005:

    Yeah, really nice work Jan!
    Are all your Horns/Strings and things like that generated? Samples? Live? With your work on that Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Pro XP, thing, I would think Samples…


  8. [Kothe] said on 26 Dec, 2005:

    Nice song. I got the feeling that it was made in Fruity Loops… is that correct?

    Anyway… Marry X-mas to you all!


  9. rubbleman said on 26 Dec, 2005:

    On a philosophical note - rubbleman has been around this world quite a long time now and he has seen a lot of things and people come and go.Sometimes rubbly is upset cause he still sees as much unnecessary suffering, violence and bad stuff as when he was young man and other times he is uplifted and his hopes are renewed by good things he comes across like Jan’s talent for making music.That version sounded very good to my ears and I heard many of them :o)
    Blender is a very good thing and rubbleman very much likes the special spirit of sharing and cooperation here from persons of all ages and nationality.Sometimes I wish I knew more about the workings of programs to make stuff or help but all I can offer is support and appreciation of others.
    Thankyou everyone for making Blender a success and available for people like myself with limited resources and know how.
    I wish good things for you all this next year where ever and who ever you are.Hopefully Jan is world famous composer one day soon.
    regards rubbleman


  10. AniCator said on 26 Dec, 2005:

    wishing you merry christmas too!


  11. joeri said on 26 Dec, 2005:

    happy fruitfull newyear to everyone.


  12. Bassam said on 26 Dec, 2005:

    Merry christmas everyone! Matt and I are just back in the studio since we took a 2 day christmas break for some “people time” and relaxation.
    Many thanks to Jan for filling in the christmas blog and to everyone for their well-wishes.
    And I second rubbleman’s wishes for Jan’s career.
    Bassam


  13. jan said on 26 Dec, 2005:

    Hey, thanks alot for the uplifting comments, I’m glad you liked that little tune! :)

    Marty_D, Myster_EE: Yup, the song is 100% electronics - after all, it was just a fun weekend project ;)

    Kothe: No, my host sequencer is Logic Pro 7.


  14. Timothy said on 27 Dec, 2005:

    Ho Ho Ho! merry Christmas!!!!


  15. Epsilorn said on 27 Dec, 2005:

    MERRRRRRRRRRY CHristams to all of you!!!
    Peace & love, even to either the two 20to30!!!

    I love you all!!


  16. buergi said on 27 Dec, 2005:

    Merry Christmas and a happy and successful new year 2006 (the year that will go down in history as the year of ‘Elephants Dream’) to the whole orange team, and everybody who reads this blog!


  17. Matt said on 27 Dec, 2005:

    Ah, Jan, we can’t stop listening to it here. So smooth! Smooth like a smooth operator.


  18. BArrYZ said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    Merry Christmas to all from Italy! ;-)

    Jan: very cool song, i like a lot the second refrain synth sound, it seems a vintage C64 sound, very good filtered and harmonized! :-D

    My compliments! ;-)


    BArrYZ


  19. Nathan Letwory said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    Great song. I listen to it with amaroK, which has last.fm support. So I went to see it in my profile, clicked on the song and whaddaya know! 123 more have already been listening. Check it out here http://www.last.fm/music/Jan+Morgenstern/_/God+Rest+Ye+Merry+Gentlemen+(Jan’s+Vectorized+Dub+Mix)

    At least today it will be the sole music in my playlist. Great music must be listened to. I agree with Matt, it is smooth.

    Btw, the tagging info in amaroK shows it is tagged as reggae?

    /Nathan

    PS. for fun I founded a Blender 3D group at last.fm, so join if you are scrobbling too http://www.last.fm/group/Blender+3D ;)


  20. Nathan Letwory said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    The link to the song above is broken. Copy and paste the entire link (including (Jan’s+Vectorized+Dub+Mix) !)

    /Nathan


  21. Nathan Letwory said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    Yesyes, triple-post. I cannot read. It is 123 people having listened to songs by Jan. (Must be cool music too)


  22. jazzroy said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    now that xmas’s gone it’s time to wish happy new year.

    here in italy we say you’d better do a certain thing the night of the first of the year to assure you’ll do it for the rest of the year!

    you can easily guess what we’re talkin’ about :)

    so I wish everybody an “intense” happy new year!!


  23. Nathan Letwory said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    sleep?


  24. jan said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    work?


  25. Myster_EE said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    Heh, Think more Mediterranean-romantically themed…


  26. jan said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    ooh, pizza?


  27. rubbleman said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    At my age I only have dim memory of effect of romance but I think we need to make sure Ton is out of office for girl chasing at least for New Year.If he forgets how we have Bassam retell him about it. This man Ton he worries me.I peek at the commit log again and…he works over Xmas doing node making stuff! I bet he has no sleep and live on pizza.Bah.What you do with compulsive coder like that other than reluctantly take his work and tell him not to do it again ;o)


  28. Juanjavier Martinez said on 29 Dec, 2005:

    …Wish you a merry christmas….!!!

    By the way I managed to boot Blender under FreeBSD…and some parts of my upcoming film will be done under this…!!!

    See you all next year….:-)

    Juan
    Madrid, Spain


  29. Myster_EE said on 29 Dec, 2005:

    Reply to Jan:

    No, no, no! Maccaronni! Goodness Gracious! And I thought Geniuses like you were supposed to be Smart!


  30. SexyCinemaMan said on 29 Dec, 2005:

    rubbleman said on 28 Dec, 2005:

    At my age I only have dim memory of effect of romance but I think we need to make sure Ton is out of office for girl chasing at least for New Year.If he forgets how we have Bassam retell him about it. This man Ton he worries me.I peek at the commit log again and…he works over Xmas doing node making stuff! I bet he has no sleep and live on pizza.Bah.What you do with compulsive coder like that other than reluctantly take his work and tell him not to do it again ;o)

    >>>> LOL… In a way, it’s a good thing ;) But, I agree, Ton needs to R&R time…

    Happy holidays (since Christmas passed) and a happy new years to everyone!


  31. jazzroy said on 29 Dec, 2005:

    it’s bed-related but it’s not sleeping
    it’s fatigue-related but it’s not working
    it’s satisfaction-related but it’s not pizza

    it’s also fluid-related but it’s not blender at all ;)

    if someone’s wondering why he should take a break from coding I can answer the world needs future blender users, we have to create them…


  32. FastEddy said on 29 Dec, 2005:

    hope you all had merry xmas!

    i wish the orange team, blender coders and all other people a happy new year 2006! :-)


  33. Matt said on 30 Dec, 2005:

    jazzroy, you Italian cassanova, you!


  34. jazzroy said on 30 Dec, 2005:

    :D

    that’s just one “s”, casanova

    btw, no females in “elephant’s dream” ???


  35. Umbroth said on 31 Dec, 2005:

    Very great new year to all… and please not too much beers, just enough.

    The Belgian team - umé’s brothers


  36. Kyle Dell'Aquila said on 1 Jan, 2006:

    hey! happy new years and congrats’! its 3:27am for me in California and its now 1-1-06 :D


  37. buergi said on 1 Jan, 2006:

    Happy new year again, to all of you.
    Keep on rocking!


  38. Bassam said on 1 Jan, 2006:

    happy new year to all! we didn’t have too much beers, just enough :D and some champagne, too!


  39. Timothy said on 1 Jan, 2006:

    I have not eaten all year ;)


  40. ZanQdo said on 1 Jan, 2006:

    HEY, were are you guys! common post some news :-S


  41. Auteuro said on 2 Jan, 2006:

    Happy New Year, Blenderheadz!


  42. Matthe said on 2 Jan, 2006:

    happy new year! in the german c’t magazine there is an article about your nice work. I got the permission to post it on elysiun. here’s the link:

    http://www.elysiun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=57501&highlight=


  43. William said on 2 Jan, 2006:

    Happy new year for all.

    Big changes for Blender in this new year.


  44. Zupermonkey said on 2 Jan, 2006:

    Could it be that I’ve seen a few of you Orange guys at the “Damfeest 2005/2006″ (new years eve party) in Amsterdam? :)


  45. Frank said on 3 Jan, 2006:

    Thats nice but the uk based linux magazine
    linux user and developer also had 2 page article
    TSK TSK GERMAN COPYCATS!!!! ( hah im just teasing) ;-)
    HAPPY NEW YEAR www.linuxuser.co.uk its was the december issue


  46. Bonifacius said on 12 Apr, 2006:

    Great article. I am just sad I dont know how to reply properly, though, since I want to show my appreciation like many other.




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