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2nd open-movie project: ?Big Buck Bunny" ...

I tried out Ubuntu Studio 8.04 to play with 3D creation tools such as Blender (the software, not the burping robot) that were used in the animated film Big Buck Bunny and dont remember hearing it on BOL or forums:

Big Buck Bunny is a short 10mins computer animated film released this June using free software such as the free Blender professional animation creation suite as well as other free/open source programs like Gimp, Python, Inkscape and Ubuntu.

Seven 3D professionals worked on this Pixar quality cartoon with Blender, to help develop/improve cartoon character animation tools, editing and rendering (this project was concentrating on effects such as hair, fur, grass, trees and large panoramic views.)

You can download the short film or stream it online.
All data/production files are free for use as you wish under CreativeCommons license.

Like the Blender (burp!!) Foundation's first open movie, Elephants Dream, the goal is to show that the barriers to entry in the 3D animation world have been lowered by free/open source graphics software.

You can view Elephants Dream at:

Of course, just because I have the software, doesnt mean I know what to do with it. That's one heeeeeeell of a learning curve.

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