Nathan Letwory is integrating Blender and MySQL, which allows new ways of using Blender such as working with huge scene files or distributed/team work. If you though that is cool, wait for this: he has been invited by MySQL to present this at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara on April 16! After the conference he'll be showcasing his work and for that he can use your help.
In April I'll be holding a session about DbBlender (Blender and MySQL integration), at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, California.
I've also been asked to showcase it at the DotOrg Pavilion, and for that I receive 4 passes for entrance to the conference and one full conference pass (shared) for entrance to all events. I'll be needing a few people who can help me out at the DotOrg Pavilion booth for showcasing DbBlender.
If you're in the area and able/willing to come, contact me through e-mail ( jesterking at letwory dot net), then we can discuss this in more detail.
DbBlender is a project to integrate MySQL in Blender as a data backend. The idea is that using a database can enable new ways of using Blender, like huge scenes when dynamic loading (streaming) of the ".blend" is implemented. Also teamwork can be managed through this, with the possibility to create ie. web-based management interfaces to the database, user roles and so on. Databases are created to handle saving data, lots of data, so this power we can use.
This project is currently being prototyped using BPy, but after the conference closer integration into Blender, likely in Blender2.5, will be done.