Blender – Google Summer of Code 2009

gospo-logoThe GSOC 2009 has been announced and with some exciting improvements for Blender. It looks like that if all goes well we may be seeing some significant speed enhancements.

A BIG thank you to Google for supporting Blender again!

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Blender Foundation, SIGGRAPH 2008 and Hang Out location.

Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, open to all SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or company are discouraged).

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1700 DVDS of Big Buck Bunny just shipped

We just shipped about 1700 dvds to our loyal investors in the Blender community. People in Europe can expect it in their mailboxes this week, Dutchies this Friday, but outside of EU probably next week.

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Ton’s Berlinale Keynote Now Online

berlinale.jpgTon’s keynote at the Berlinale movie festival is now online. They use a *horrible* flash player (no pause, or scratch functions), and for some people it won’t work. Still, it you get it to work it’s worth your 20 minutes!

The video also contains 30 seconds of Peach – unedited, unfinished sound and with errors in the animation, but still. The Blender Institute has decided NOT to publish this separately and, to be honest, I’m very disappointed by that. The visitors of the Berlinale get to see movie material before we, the community who (partially) financed this project, do.

Update: *ahem* I think we err, killed their streaming server already. Please try again later ;-)

Update 2: I elaborated on my feelings below, in the comments.

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