Here There Be Dragons

I love me some dragons. Especially beautifully created digital dragons (see: How to Train Your Dragon). Here is an amazing video created in the open source program Blender. As a 3D modeler myself, I understand that amazing amount of time and effort that went into this production. From the YouTube description:

“Sintel” is an independently produced short 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.

Sintel is incredible. Please watch it. May it move you just as it moved me.

Note: you may want to have some tissue on hand.

-That is all.

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