Thursday, October 7, 2010
Stop what you're doing and watch this.
Produced by the Blender Foundation’s Blender Institute (of Big Buck Bunny fame) to promote the foundation’s open source 3D graphics suite, the stunning CGI short Sintel — the Dutch word for ember — tells the story of a girl on a quest to find her missing pet dragon.
Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.