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QUIT BLENDER (or die!)


The Mango team has completed their first milestone: a five-day workshop in which they created a short film based on a script by Ton.

Ian writes:

BAM! Here we are, the finished kickoff film, only 5 days after starting.

Is it perfect? Nooooooo- we’d tweak this thing forever if we could- but we finished all the big stuff, and made a short film!

Today was a day of last minute tweaks and battling the render farm. At one point we had every computer in the place up and running rendering shots, along with the render farm. I suspect we would have been rendering on folk’s cellphones if we could.


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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. DolphinDream on

    This is so freaking awesome! :) especially for a warming up short. You rock! I can't wait to see MANGO.

    • Lawrence D’Oliveiro on

       Congratulations, you have just recomputed your normals.

      What do you mean, you didn’t know you were in Edit mode?

  2. Matt Heimlich on

    Looks great, I can definitely see where we are going to need some better fracture tools and whatnot in the pipeline for a true short film though.

  3. Animatorghoose on


    LIke this Video Commercil, Blender will be build whatever poeple needing..


    when it is True, L3clara' s right....

  4.  The video obviously shows that Cycles needs shadow pass and Blender really nice demolition simulations. The movie itself is a good exercise and nothing else I guess.

  5. Heh. I realize I have never, ever, ever, used Blender's official shiny Quit feature. I liked the hunted-by-drones sequence most, especially the final stop-turn. The most distracting technical aspect is the jump in color between the indoors/outdoors shots. 

  6. Erik Schufmann on

    This reminds me of a movie i saw the other day.
    Sebastian König, destroyer of the worlds!

    Funny video!
    Go on like this!

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