The Durian team is doing a GREAT job at keeping everyone informed through their blog! So good, in fact that it’s impossible to keep up with them ;-) Here’s an overview of some recent interesting news.
Sintel at the Comicon
David Revoy will be talking at the Comicon conference in Napels, Italy on the 2nd of May 30th of April at 7pm in the 3DNA Room.
Logo / identity design
The third call for community participation: the Durian team has asked for a Sintel logo design. The winner will get a prominent credit, a free Blender Conference ticket and 3 nights in a good hotel in Amsterdam.
I can’t decide if this means that the Durian team is actively trying to involve the Blender community more, or if they’re simply behind schedule. I guess I’ll have to pay the Blender Institute a visit and find out!
The Renderfarm arrived!
Durian will be rendering the movie on-site on their own renderfarm (16 intel i7-930 nodes with 6 GB each). As previous movies were rendered on *HUGE* farms (600+ servers, using 150-240 at a time), I cannot help but wonder if this will make it in time!