Open source VFX pipeline with Blender
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Tears of Steel (Project Mango) is Blender Foundations 4th Open Movie, again produced and realized in the studio of the Blender Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
About 8 artists and 2 developers have been invited to come over to Amsterdam for 6-7 months to create a short vfx-based sci-fi movie with Blender. Lead by renowned Blender artist Ian Hubert (direction, script) this is going to be an exciting project again!
Just like project Orange, and Peach and Durian, the end result itself and all of the production files are being published under the Creative Commons, free to be reused and for everyone to learn from. More importantly, the team will challenge Blender itself to the max, inspiring the developer community to prove Blender is ready for feature quality VFX production. Special attention will be spent on motion tracking, color pipelines, Global Illumination render, grading and masking, and just ensure the Blender 2.6x series keeps being well tested and improved.
You can help us to realize this and other projects by purchasing the DVD box edition of Tears of Steel! Watch the DVD commercial
In the DVD box you will find:
- an NTSC and a PAL DVD with film and extras
- DVD-ROM with film in HD
- All studio data to recreate the film from scratch (CC-by)
- All software to recreate the film from scratch (GNU GPL)
- A lot of extras, like documentary, hours of tutorials, quadsplit, documentation, raw footage, and so on.
- Example of DVD 01 menu
Visit the mango.blender.org blog for more information about this project.
DVDs ready 12 October, 2012!
Note 1: We still try to fit everything on a 16 GB USB drive, but this might be not available soon