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We are almost there..

on September 30th, 2010, by Pablo Vazquez

Do you recall Sintel’s line “Hey.. we are almost done.. shh.. sit still!” from the sneak peek video we posted long ago? πŸ™‚

We’re working to get this out as soon as possible.

Join the waiting and after party with the Durian crew!

We’ll be at #blenderdurian on IRC (FreeNode).
You can also join the party via:

Thank you all community, you’re awesome. Let’s raise the hype!
An extremely excited Durian Team πŸ™‚

45 Responses to “We are almost there..”

  1. Serpent36 Says:

    Ooh, and the URL changed too!


  2. Paul Hastings Says:


    Dudes, I’m excited. I sure hope that YouTube features this.

  3. Gu Waijeun Says:


    Congrats! Can’t wait to start playing with my very own baby dragon rig.

  4. Martin Says:

    Geez, would it be out there within 3 hours? I want to buy some popcorn and maybe wine, waiting for this was soooo looooong. But even before seeing know it’s worth it!

  5. mk1 Says:

    come on…why do you do a brocken link on that page do simulate that youΒ΄d be ready?

  6. Jannis Froese Says:

    Can’t wait to see it.

  7. The Fatsnacker Says:

    mk1, chill man, take a cool pill…consider it foreplay πŸ™‚

  8. wo262 Says:


  9. Me Says:

    172 persons in the chat oO

  10. J. Says:

    Yeah, it’s a big mess! :p

  11. Me Says:

    PARTY πŸ˜€

  12. DingTo Says:

    after almost a year of work a dream has become true!

    I want to thank everyone who has helped in this project, every artist, every sponsor, every developer.

    Today, the Blender Community is making history!

  13. Cedal Says:

    foreplay xD xD

    anyway, what is so difficult on this? the uploading? the converting?
    btw in what animation format did you origionally made Sintel?

  14. mk1 Says:

    did you think about that IΒ΄m in a different time zone an dbnot planning to stay awake till midnight to see that movie…and besides…the movie has been ready since about one month. I do not really believe there never was any time to do these tests…but maybe youΒ΄re right. I waited so long, I probably can wait another day…

  15. The Fatsnacker Says:

    Mk1, Im thinking of sending the men in white coats to check up on you.

    You on the edge man πŸ™‚ Your like a proud father who about to realise many a sleepness night is going to be had…..

  16. Syron Says:

    There’s only one thing: The movie is much too short, it feels like it is only 1 minute long… (Sorry again, I’m going offline now.)

  17. D Says:

    Yay, it’s almost here! But how almost?

  18. speaker_mute Says:

    on line release is today itΒ΄s so exited

  19. mk1 Says:

    no need to…I have just decided to not look at this site during the next hour…

  20. J. Says:

    mk1: The movie was ”finished” the day before it went to Cineco.

  21. nick tate Says:

    I hope it’s a happy ending.

    Please be a happy ending.

  22. Jo Says:

    We relly need conference mode!

  23. Dusty Says:

    @ nick tate:
    Yeah! Of course it is! Sintel puts on eye camouflage, sets lots of traps, and in the end the little dragon is flying on the end of a piece of string….. like a kite…… erm……. er…… am I a bit time loose here?

  24. Jo Says:


  25. Fluxell Says:

    Not that I want the blender team stopping work to moderate IRC, but OMG someone needs to start banning/kicking

  26. DimitrisC Says:

    Let’s raise the hype? More hype? You’re killing us…

  27. jeremy Says:

    @Ton, this would be a great time to ask for emails and start a open movie newsletter! That way you could send out a notice for your next project.

  28. Jo Says:

    And one more thing, if it’s not too late, don’t forget to release on thepiratebay.

  29. Styvn Says:


  30. l Says:

    >450 ppl in IRC!!

  31. herp Says:

    Just release the film already…. Why are you making us wait?..

  32. Gu Waijeun Says:

    Blaaaa… slipping into sugar induced coma… shouldn’t have eaten so much durian…

  33. mk1 Says:

    they are probably happy to see how interested everybody is. I guess they will wait to 23:59 UTC when nobody reaises it…

  34. Beowyn Says:

    Looking forward to this. You have my highest respect for your dedication to animation with Blender.

  35. Blendiac Says:

    Everyone… this is *the* time to support Blender…

    Like it / Friend it / Vote for it on every service you have an account at (especially Youtube). Lets make this thing THUNDER right out of the gate! πŸ˜€

  36. DimitrisC Says:

    Any info on the file size(s)?

  37. Erlend Sogge Heggen Says:

    I hope the servers are ready to tackle the extra load on the website πŸ™‚

    By the way, speaking of youtube featuring, how about trying to get this featured on Seriously, an independent movie was featured on their website a little while ago, and no doubt that’s a significant boost on viewcounts.

  38. Bramkaandorp Says:

    I will second the Piratebay idea. I am certain that will increase the likelihood of people finding/downloading it.

    Or was this already on the “to-do” list?

  39. The Fatsnacker Says:

    I just logged a message with, hopefully it wont hit the front page for a while πŸ™‚

  40. derp Says:

    Pirate bay? Do you honestly think that blender wants to be associated with a pirate site? geez… A torrent would be nice but piratebay? haha, i don’t think so.

  41. Blendiac Says:

    635 in IRC! Let’s crack 1000! πŸ˜€

  42. The Fatsnacker Says:

    Ton: I know its a bit late, what with everything going on πŸ™‚

    You got a web camera you can switch on at the BF, IRC is going nuts



  43. The Fatsnacker Says:

    Ton: I know its a bit late, what with everything going on πŸ™‚

    Have you got a web camera you can switch on at the BF? IRC is going nuts



  44. mk1 Says:

    Now the server can be called “crashed”.

  45. Codi goutermont Says:

    Omg I almost cried when I watched it. I showed it to my class and they are hoping that you make it into a full lenth movie. You should I would pay like a million dollars to watch it in theatures. Sorry for the spelling lol