Blender Film Review: Sintel

Live Stream Host: Kent Trammell

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Project Durian (named "Sintel") was the Blender Institute’s third movie. The movie started production in September 2009 and was premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival at the end of September 2010. With a much larger team and bigger budget, the targets were very ambitious, resulting in a 15 minute short film that has found much acclaim on the web; story telling and editing were top priorities for the team.

Development targets mainly focused on getting the Blender 2.5x series more stable and usable, improving the sculpting tools, efficient detail rendering and global illumination.  - Excerpt from blender.org

Sintel was the first project that convinced Kent Trammell of Blender's legitimacy as a professional-quality 3D production software. It also landed on Tim Von Rueden's radar when it was shown in class while he was in college studying 3D animation - yeah, 3D animation. Join Kent, Tim, and Lampel as they dive into the film!

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Digital artist and member of the CG Cookie crew! Every day I teach/learn stuff in the wide world of computer graphics. I've been doing digital art professionally for the past 8 years, from feature films to major amusement park rides to TV commercials to CGC edu. When I'm not on the computer, I'm building real life stuff...or playing my Switch.
Previously Recorded April 24th, 2018. Chat is now closed.
  • fugi

    Thanks for another great stream, off to watch the Sintel documentary now .

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    Rozalia

    byeee

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    Omar Domenech

    Till next time

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    Kent Trammell

    *Omar closes and locks the door*

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    Kent Trammell

    Lurking is always welcome in here 👌

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    Omar Domenech

    Alright, leaving the air conditioner on

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    Rozalia

    i'm lurking sorry :D

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    Kent Trammell

    10-4, Omar. You can lock up now

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    Omar Domenech

    Who's still lurking in the dark in here

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    Kent Trammell

    I much prefer to be part of the KJT Agents 😎

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    Omar Domenech

    [Security guard flashes light]

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    Kent Trammell

    Lol now I get the initials. Sorry - mine are KHT and I pompously assumed you were thanking just me 😳

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    Kent Trammell

    WOW! That's easily the inspiration..never knew about 'dragon trees'

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    Kent Trammell

    Oooo checking out "dragon tree" now

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    Rozalia

    fugi you're right!

  • fugi

    @ CGCOKIE, Google dragon tree, you'll see the similarities, to the tree.

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    Rozalia

    at hight school we called our teacher Mr. Blenderman :D he is really into blender.. and so am i now :D

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    Omar Domenech

    The KJT Agents

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    Omar Domenech

    Kent Jonathan Tim

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    Matthew Ullrey

    Kent-Jon-Tim?