Cosmos Laundromat (or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start) isn't just a 10-minute short film. It's also the Blender Institute's most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film.
The release of Blender 2.75 is right around the corner. Granted, with a two[-ish]-month release cycle, that always seems to be the case. Of course, this particular release cycle has happened squarely in the middle of the Blender Institute's production of Cosmos Laundromat, also known as the... Read more
The Blender Institute's sixth open film project, codenamed Gooseberry, is in its final production cycles. As they work toward a summer release, contributors share raw layout animations, art in development, and other files, plus host weekly Google Hangouts for fans and followers, whose support is... Read more
Open source games roundup Week of July 6 - July 12, 2014 In this week's edition of the open source games news roundup, we take a look at Epic Games' donation to the Blender Foundation, Oculus VR's new open source acquisition, and more.
For animators working with free and open source software, nothing compares to Blender. A fully-featured 3D animation suite, it offers a huge array of tools that individuals and small studios need: modeling, rendering, motion tracking, and more. Volunteers power Blender. Artists, visual effects... Read more
Like other non-profit organizations, The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education (PAGE) faces funding challenges as it aims to achieve its mission of delivering innovative out-of-school learning opportunities for adolescent Appalachian girls.
Blender is a powerful open source 3D drawing and animation program. This software was previously a commercial product, but is now available as a free download. Blender has been used to create stunningly beautiful 3D animated videos, including Big Buck Bunny. Check out some of the gorgeous animated... Read more
I presented at POSSCON this week on introducing and using open source software in your school or classroom. Now I’d like to take a few minutes to hit some of the high points and give you a look at how you can bring open source to your school with a minimal of effort. First . . . why? Why would you... Read more