The Blender Studio has just announced its latest Open Movie, Project Heist. This short film aims to challenge Blender and the creative and development teams behind it to create highly realistic characters and environments, which will be an opportunity for the development team to align Blender's toolset development with the requirements of this workflow. Some of the purporported areas to be challenged an improved include baking. EEVEE, texture paiting, and more.
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Open Movies are an incredibly unique aspect of the Blender ecosystem, and a boon for both its developers and the community at large. On the one hand, the various Open Films tackle challenging areas and CG/VFX production, serving as a testbed and proving grouds for Blender's latest and greatest and not yet developed tools. On the other, the whole film-making process is extensively shared on the Blender Studio website, from the earliest sketches to the finished assets and scenes, making this an incredible learning resource for the community.
A Blender Studio membership is required to unlock all of the assets and more mentioned above, and is also a great way to support the studio's creative endeavors for the betterment of Blender and its ecosystem.
Check out Francesco Siddi's announcement post for more information on the upcoming film on the link below, and sign up for the Blender Studio to get all out of the 7 month development cycle of this upcoming beast!