We've bundled a few Durian updates for your reading pleasure today.
Project name revealed
During the Blender Conference, the Durian team already revealed the name of their (working) title: Sintel.
Ben explains the name of the movie:
When Martin Lodewijk was writing some of the earlier treatments of the story, he wrote the hero characters name as Sintel, which in Dutch translates to ember, or as he intended it â€˜Cinder'. Seeing as she has been quite a fiery character type in all versions of the script since including the one we are working with, we have kept the name.
Colin prepared this video to kick off his presentation at the Blender conference (and forgot to include his own name in the artists lineup ;-)
The team has decided to not keep the community in the dark about their progress, but instead open the first minute of the movie. It'll still not spoil the end result, but everyone will get an excellent impression of what's going on. The first minute has been published (starts at 4:30):
Epic fighting animation test!
Lee shows the different steps in creating a fighting scene in this test:
So this is my first blog post for the project and finally I have something to show! In the previous post you have seen the original first minute which took up a lot of my time in the second production week.
Last week before Blender Conference I was experimenting with action animation, basically to get into the groove of what will be needed. Luckily I got enough done to show it at the conference, and now here!
Blender Conference Durian session available for download
Thomas Dinges has recorded and encoded the entire Durian presentation at the Blender conference. It's a whopper to download but then again, it's 80 minutes of video.
I have recorded the whole Durian Presentation on Sunday at the Blender conference.
512MB, Resolution: 512x288, 1h 20 minutes, XVID
Download (right-click+save): http://blenderday.de/daten/durian/Durian_bconf09.avi
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