After I initially launched the Blender Network, it quickly became obvious that is was way too much work for me to handle. Ton found Francesco Siddi (of Tears of Steel fame) willing to take over the management. Today, Francesco announces a full redesign of the website. It looks great!
The Blender Foundation has released over 4 terabytes of Ultra-HD footage from Tears of Steel under a CC-BY license. Their previous movies have all become standard demo material for HD equipment, and I’m convinced you will see this footage everywhere in the Ultra-HD market this year.
The Blender Institute has built their own 4K / UltraHD setup using 4 regular HD screens. Ton describes the process in detail.
The Blender Institute has secured funding for a re-render of Tears of Steel in 4K. This means an ‘Ultra-HD’ version will become available as well. I guess that’s good news for people who spend a fortune on one of these new tv’s – at least now they have something to watch! ;-)
The Blender Foundation has announced a new series of trainings, focising on Blender basics, VFX and advanced Blender for production.
By Aaron Mertzenich.
A cool remix of Tears of Steel by Mike Pan!
The Blender Institute is hosting three workshops in November and December.
I *AM* freaked out by Sintel’s robot hand!