October 6, 2010


“Sintel” is an independently produced short animation 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. (Source: Note on Youtube by Blender Foundation)

A big thanks to Thomas Vazhappilly for sharing this information with me :)

Sintel Official Website

Watch in Youtube:

Watch this beautiful film, comment and support, Blender Foundation


ദിബു said...


യാദൃശ്ചികമായി ഇന്നലെ stumble ചെയ്തപ്പോള്‍ ഓപ്പണ്‍ സോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ സെക്ഷനില്‍ ഈ സോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ കാണാനിടയായി... അതുപയോഗിച്ച് ഇത്ര മനോഹരമായി ഈ ചിത്രം ചെയ്തത് കണ്ടപ്പോള്‍ സന്തോഷം തോന്നി... ഇത് കാണാന്‍ ഇടയാക്കിയതിനു നന്ദി.. പിന്നെ ഓപ്പണ്‍ സോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയറിന്റെ പ്രചാരം കൂട്ടാന്‍ ഇത്തരം സംരഭങ്ങള്‍ തീര്‍ച്ചയായും സഹായിക്കും...

" ചിത്രവും മനോഹരം..."

hackingtom said...

Some decades ago, there was a crazy young man made a movie in the land of Malayalam with a short fund collected from the people. Most of the people thought that he was mad. When I saw Sintel, I thought about him. He did his film long before the advent of Creative Commons License. Making a film for the benefit of the entire community may be a new concept to us. Just understand its moral value. Let our people learn to share. Let us think there are many things beyond mere monitory profit.

@ Dipu
There are some more films had been done with Blender. The most famous ones are below
1. Elephants Dream
2. Big Buck Bunny

You can even download the entire studio files from their sites!

Ramachandra Babu said...

Excellent animation and great characters and backgrounds....Nice to know that it was done using Open Software and contribution from the Netizens...