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Sintel ‘Lite’ – Character file for testing / learning.

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
With the version uploaded to Blendswap.com I somehow left out the textures. The other links are fine.

http://cdupload.com/files/164326_afujl/sintel_lite_textures.zip – about 1mb

NEW: http://vimeo.com/20972435 – quick video tour.

This zip file contains the textures needed to use/render Sintel Lite. Extract to the same folder as the .blend and it should automatically create a folder called ‘textures’ with all the image files in it. All should work as normal from there.

http://www.blendswap.com/3D-models/characters/sintel-lite/ – .blend only, about 26mb

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Sintel 4k, 3×16 bits available too

Friday, February 25th, 2011

After almost 10 days of uploading, the 650 GB of 16 bits TIF files arrived safely at xiph.org. Ralph from Xiph converted these to 16 bits PNG and mentioned it was actually 165 GB less data 😉 Both TIF and PNG are available there now.

http://media.xiph.org/sintel/

Hopefully they can manage the bandwidth. Thanks for hosting it xiph.org!

We’re very interested to host and link to brand new superior encoded HD Sintel versions. Post urls here!

Sintel 4k version available

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Although people have been publishing 4k camera footage in free licenses before, a Creative Commons release of an entire short animation film in original 4k non-lossy files could well be a world premiere!

Sintel in 4k – 4096 x 1744 pixels – has been made possible thanks to the support of the Cinegrid Amsterdam consortium, a group of research labs, new media and art institutes. The Cinegrid project will explore capture, creation, distribution, screening and archiving possibilities of  Ultra High Definition (4k and 8k) content, based on making this technology accessible for a wide audience, such as independent artists, researchers or cultural events.

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Merry Christmas !

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

1st present

I wanted to offer in this special evening a little gift , for your help and your support around Sintel and Chaos&Evolutions during this year 2010. Thanks again , and here is a timelapse commented of my watercolor technic with Mypaint and Gimp-painter.

Digital Watercolor with Mypaint 0.9 and Gimp-painter from David REVOY on Vimeo.

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1x Lee Salvemini available for Hire!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Hi everyone! Lee here.

With sintel complete, I had some time to put together my 2010 animation reel and can’t wait to begin a new adventure! I’m now putting myself out there as a free agent for freelance or emplyment at a company. Traveling, no worries!

My main skills lie in animation (In any package), but I can operate well as a Blender generalist. I must say I’m really excited to see what 2011 holds and all the fun projects and job opportunities out there. If you would like to get in touch with me, you can do so at lee@leewj.com . I also have a recent CV and references on the ready.

‘Epic’ Animation Reel 2010 – Lee Salvemini from Lee Salvemini on Vimeo.

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Sintel: The 4K Experience

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Looks awesome!, but..

4K is not a bed of roses, everything is (obviously) bigger and heavier to handle, previz, space on disk, moving files on the server, and so on. Blender suffers this internally as well.

Rendering

On the render side (not compositing), the Blender internal did great, you’d expect twice the render time, but some shots did much less than that, I didn’t feel much difference locally, neither our farm did (bunch of quad i7 and some Xeon Octacores), but compositing is another story…

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Sintel 4k rendering

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Since mid October we’re keeping our office warm with rendering 4k frames. Pablo and Dolf have been cleaning some errors and preparing all files for this breathtaking resolution. Some of you might have seen the sneak preview of shots at the Blender Conference, at a gigantic 4k screen!

All of the shots have been rendered now, but we suffer the obvious hair problems and occasional crashes still. Hopefully it’ll be done in a few days: this friday Pablo flies back to sunny and warm Patagonia!

Here you can download 5 random nice images from the farm:
http://download.blender.org/durian/4K_examples.zip

Pablo also collected a list of issues with current .blend files (as on the DVDs) and made a log for how-to rerender the film. Will be posted end of the week as well.

An official premiere for the 4k film has to be finalized still… but soon after all material will become available freely, as usual.

-Ton-