From the Blender Foundation:
Big Buck Bunny Internet release Friday 30th May, around noon! [UTC/GMT +2 hours]
The official release of the BBB movie files will be friday at noon. Will be big fun!
If you would like the HD version and also support the Blender Foundation, go to the E-Shop to purchase the complete BBB kit.
Awesome! I can't wait for the release!
Thanks for the news
I smell slow connections and alot of errors :P
Just use a torrent.... no need to worry about any errors.
Friday around noon... GMT?
Do they have enought seeders? I'm keen to seed! My ISP dont count uploads. XD
Gustav: everyone who's got the DVD can just download the torrent file and copy the files from the DVD for instant seeds. I certainly will.
around noon in what timezone?
oh wait... it's in the post
my bad :)
can't wait for the release, I would have purchased the dvd, but im skint :(
I will also seed for the weekend!
Wayne, You're not crazy. I saw your comment and then added the edit.
sounds like you won't get the HD version over net, which isn't true I guess. But otherwise, I'm really looking forward to see it!
you ask about timezone?
[UTC/GMT +2 hours] means east-europe.
around 11 in Berlin, Paris, Rom
around 10 in London.
around 5 in New York.
how down do you think the server will be with all of us loggin in? It could be a loooooong day! ;p
Would someone be able to check what happened to my order? I mean, I'm in Germany and it's really odd that I didn't get it yet, I assume... (I ordered far before the release)
elliot: Its currently British summer time in the UK, which means we are at gmt+1, so that will be 11 in London. Doesn't matter to me of course, I already have the DVD. I just can't find the enterprise mushroom...
Surt: What do you mean? They have the .avi's on the dvds? If not, you'd have to rip it. And then it all depends on what codec you used etc etc and then if the hash doesnt match it'll be one useless seed...
Am I missing something?
Quick suggestion for blendernation: Put a digg link in the article tomorrow so there is one centralised story to dig. Should make it easier to get to the frontpage of that site.
Gustav: Yep, AVIs and OGGs are on the disks. ISO's should be identical too.
@intrr: Sitting here in germany, waiting for my DVD, too.
Got mine here in Germany also much later than expected, on Tuesday 27th.
Looks that we are too close to Amsterdam to get it earlyer than those in Australia.
Oh! Well that makes it nice and simple then! lol.
Is it legal to Torrent the .iso? Just curious.
I will buy a copy soon. I just want it now. lol.
Too bad i'll be at Pinkpop around that time. Watching Metallica and Rage against the Machine. The bunny will have to wait :-)
Hey, according to what I've heard there's supposed to be about 16 GB of data on the discs. Those of us who didn't buy the discs: How are WE gonna download 16 GB?!?!?!?!?!(Unless we download MB by MB which means we'll probably be sitting at our computer for 10,240 MB!(Okay, 100 MB at a time) :D
Funny, I'm from Austria and got the DVD on the 23rd, much earlier then weidenfels from Germany. But Germany is nearer to Netherlands than Austria. (It shares a boarder, Austria doesn't.)
Will the HD version not be available for download?
I just got that DVD case as pictured there in the mail yesterday. Q: Will the electronic release mentioned above contain the same data as is on the DVD's I got?
Vids have been up on Youtube for the past 2 days, but I'm still looking forward to the official release in all its Hi-Def glory :)
I pre-ordered a long time ago but am still waiting here in the USA for my disc :(
Schlops: Funny, it arrived TODAY (Amsterdam -> Sundern = 8 days)... pretty descriptive of the current state of society that a letter needs 8 days for 300 km :)
Will there be a torrent link on the website?
The DVDs are going to have all kinds of information on them, if I recall correctly. Multiple versions / resolutions of the movie, interviews, tutorials, blend files, etc. Probably tomorrow there'll be download links and torrents for each movie resolution (without the extras) on the Peach blog, like there used to be for Elephant's Dream on the <a href="http://www.orange.blender.org/" target="blank"Orange blog. No sixteen MB for us!
It is time? What time is it there??? :-)
I'm from Australia too (Tassie actually) and I haven't received my DVD either. I pre-ordered it yonks ago.
I should still buy the DVD.....
good job blender foundation.... Soon we will put Maya and Max out of business!
2.46 is AWESOME!
open source is the way to go!
Friday the 30th, and still nothing :(
Woowhoo. Got my DVD today. All the way in sunny California :)
11.07 AM in Czech Republic, and still nothing...
hei,do you guys know that others have already made it available online, even in high quality,
I downloaded the movie already a few days ago, you can find it by googling : "big buck bunny 1280x720 stereo"
Uh-oh, BBB website is doing a 404 on me.
EEEK! Something's happening!
It shows me this picture of the bunny :)
@intrr: Mine arrived yesterday, too. :)
Huh, so it should be out already? I hope the BF found enough mirrors :) Of course a torrent would probably be slower, anyway.
Sorry guys: I expected more!!
Some Details show that not every detail is 3D and the movie is a addition of a couple of people working on it.
So its not homogen.
Blender is functionally probably state of the art.
But BBB ist not!
When will Blender have artists working on it and not programmers??
YBIwt6 hi! nice site!
Great website. Thank you! see you be back here soon.