|'Sintel' - Blender Foundation a year later|
|Written by Charles|
|Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:57|
If you haven't seen this film yet, here's your opportunity to watch it. A year ago nearly to the day on September 30, 2010, "Sintel" went online and made a strong and immediate impression as to what can be achieved in the area of independent animation through open source software. The project was initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the Blender free/open source 3D creation suite. With initial funding provided by means of thousands of donations through the internet community. Sintel is a touching film involving the relationship between a girl and an injured baby dragon she rescues and nurtures back to health. ANer Glen Moyes brought this to our attention last year at this Forum Topic. He writes... "What makes these open movie projects so important to the animation community? They are 100% open (as in open source). All of the software used to create these films are free. Blender for the 3D animation, GIMP and Krita for textures and concept art." He provides more info here.
A year later, Sintel has 2,620,248 YouTube views as of this writing. Enjoy the film.