"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.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.
Project Gooseberry is the code name for Blender Foundation's 5th Open Movie project, Cosmos Laundromat. Beginning with a 10-minute pilot (to be released summer 2015), the ultimate goal is to produce the world's first feature-length open-production animated film. Cosmos Laundromat tells the tale of a suicidal sheep named Franck who meets two people who just might save him: a mysterious man named Victor, who offers him a device that will allow him to experience many different lives, and Tara, a restless young lady on her own adventure of many lifetimes.
Tears of Steel (code-named Project Mango) is a live-action/CGI short film by producer Ton Roosendaal and director/writer Ian Hubert. The film was made using new enhancements to the visual effects capabilities of Blender, a free and open source all-in-one 3D computer graphics software package. Used here for test purpose.
Big Buck Bunny (code-named Project Peach) is a 2008 short animated comedy film featuring animals of the forest, made by the Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation. The film was made using Blender, a free and open source software application for 3D computer modeling and animation made by the same foundation. Used here for testing purpose.