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maximile

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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2008 19:13      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Big Buck Bunny is a short 3D animation made entirely with Open Source software. It was recently completed and released, and you can download or torrent it for free in up to 1080p resolution. It's also on Vimeo and YouTube.

It's a cool story, and great-looking. I was particularly interested because it shows off the capabilities of Blender, my 3D package of choice. The open source model is interesting too; not only is the software open source but you can also download the files that were used to make it. I plan to get the DVD which contains all these files (there's also a torrent); I imagine I'll learn a lot from it.

It's a great example of what can be done with OSS, an impressive achievement for a small team with a short schedule and a fun way to spend 10 minutes.

Edit: Oh, and keep a lookout for the Apricot project; a game made in a similar way. Of course, when you get the DVD for the game, you get binaries for Linux, Mac and Windows as well as all the source and assets. Awesome. Don't know when it'll be completed, but I'm already looking forward to it.

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Richard Wolf VI
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I loved it. I can see it competing in the major leagues.

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Very impressive, both technically and artistically.

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Wow, that is AWESOME!!! [Applause]

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted June 04, 2008 08:20      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw it on YouTube the same day the topic opened and promptly downloaded the 720p version. 640K isn't enough for everyone, ladies and gentlemen.

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Wow. I was at a friend's place today, he has a tv that can take vga input, so we hooked up the laptop and watched it on youtube on the TV. It was great, we both really really enjoyed it.

Really cool promotion for blender and what it can do as well.

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Wow, that was cool! Admittedly, I don't know much about the technical aspect of it, but I'm quite impressed nonetheless! [Big Grin]

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