I'm a Blender trainer, consultant and VFX-artist from Erlangen, Germany and Founder of BlenderDiplom.com.

Up to today I have worked as freelance artist, one-on-one-trainer, instructor, developer and author of numerous articles and tutorials on Blender. 

My main strength is to figure out complex problems related to simulations, shading, compositing and process automation. I'm holding a diploma in computer sciences.

Language: German, fluent in English


Presentations / Talks:

  • 2011 Blender Conference / Amsterdam: Think like an Engineer! Strategies for coping with simulations.
  • 2011 BlenderDay / Stuttgart: Fire, Smoke and Particles in Blender
  • 2012 BlenderDay / Stuttgart: Open Shading Language (OSL) in Cycles
  • 2014 Libre Graphics Meeting / Leipzig: OSL in Blender - The Power of the Plugin
  • 2014 Blender Conferecne / Amsterdam: Mantaflow - Advanced Simulation Tools
  • 2015 Blender Conference / Amsterdam: Cycles Point Density Magic
  • 2018 Blender Conference / Amsterdam: Blender Scenes Become Real Life Holograms


Training Courses (excerpt):

  • 2012 Three-Week Blender Course at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Since 2013 Recurring Basic and Intermediate Courses at VHS Erlangen
  • Since 2016 Recurring Blender professional course in Nürnberg
  • 2017 University of Bayreuth (Dpt. of Chemistry)
  • 2018 University of Vienna (Dpt. of Physics), University of Würzburg (Dpt. of Dentistry), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Dpt. of Engineering), Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
  • 2019 University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Dpt. of Material Science)

Print magazine Articles about Blender:


Online Articles and News on Blender:



  • Co-Founder of NuremBUG - The Nuremberg Blender User Group
  • Lighting
  • Motion Graphics
  • Shading
  • VFX
  • Add-Ons
  • Blender Core
  • Open Shading Language
  • Python Scripting
  • Consulting
  • Pipeline TD
  • Books
  • Training DVDs
  • Tutorials
  • Class
  • One on One
  • Remote Training

The following members of the Network share a professional connection with Gottfried Hofmann. A connection is a way of endorsement, stating they work or have worked together in the past.

Thomas Dinges
David Strebel
Carsten Wartmann
Olivier Amrein
Simon Broggi
Phil Gosch
Adam Kalisz
Jonathan Williamson
CG Cookie
Frederik Steinmetz
Todd McIntosh
Jonathan Lampel
Piotr Arlukowicz
Tobias Kummer
Zacharias Reinhardt