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Sintel ‘Lite’ – Character file for testing / learning


Durian team member Ben Dansie has published a reworked Sintel character that's a *LOT* smaller (in filesize), and should be much easier to work with.

Ben writes:

The idea is pretty straight forward – I’ve edited a ‘lite’ version of the Sintel character file for testing and learning purposes. As it was on the DVD, sintel.blend opened in 2.56a (trunk, not render branch) and re-saved came to about 71mb. There was also about 1.25gb of textures, mainly from using .png files for the film. It was not a particularly friendly size for downloading, copying and generally moving about the place for a single character. I know some characters get far more complex in the industry but with the range of Blender users worldwide and their respective internet access and hardware it wasn’t all that nice to leave it that way. I remember studying the Proog file inside out from the first Open Movie project, so I get that this can be a valuable thing for the community.


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Question from a newbie.
    Does 'Lite' mean i can open this file in my PC (Core Duo 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM 512 MB Graphics card).
    The original file required atleast 4 GB RAM

  2. @Bart - thanks for the plug :)

    @All - Please be sure to read the note on the textures re. the Blendswap version. However looking at the download stats for the textures it seems that message got through well enough. Such a facepalm moment...

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