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Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Celebration of Pep

Pep Guardiola, Barça's coach for the last four years, just lead his team one last time to win the final of the Spanish King's Cup against Athletic Bilbao. Barça won the match 3-0 :) Actually, the highlight of the game might have been the deafening booing of the Spanish anthem by the Catalans and the Basques right before the game.

Guardiola is, without a doubt, the most successful Barça coach ever. Actually, he might be the most successful European coach ever. During these last four years, his team has won something like 16 out of 20 possible titles—I'm citing from memory, so forgive me if the figures are not exact. Before he became Barça's coach, I used to be pretty disenchanted with the team, which was mostly composed of foreign players who had nothing to do with Barcelona or Catalonia. He changed all that. He built a team from the ground up, capitalizing on local talent. Even Messi, the world-famous soccer player, grew up as a player in the Barça academy. That is something to be proud of.

Anyway, I created a little scene in recognition to all this. Visca el Barça!

Model created in Blender. Rendered in Cycles.
For the embroidery, I made use of Blender's particle hair system.


  1. Brilliant render of embroidery. Clever of you to use the particle hair. Very good result.

    Did you convert the hair strands to geometry to render?

  2. Thanks! I did not have to convert to geometry. In the Particle panel, the Render settings are set to Object. It works in Cycles :)