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    DVDs arrived and packed for shipping

    on October 23rd, 2010, by Ton

    DVDs arrived yesterday, and they’re awesome! 4 DVD box, tightly packed so it should arrive everywhere without scratches.

    Today we had a packing party here.ย Order total was 3300 copies already, and each needed to be packed, and sorted by country and sometimes zip code. Luckily there was enough help and it was excellently prepared by our shop team Anja and Anne. With ย Dolf, Beorn, Ali, Pablo and Lee + myself, Anja and Anne, it was a fun day and quite a breeze!

    Monday TNT post picks it up, and by tuesday and later people can expect it in their mailboxes. Europe should get it within a week, rest of world 2 weeks.

    We’re all curious to hear feedback on the product, but we’re definitely proud of it. Feels like a real closure now, said Beorn. And that’s it, although we’ll do another Durian spectacle on the Blender Conference next week! ๐Ÿ™‚


    183 Responses to “DVDs arrived and packed for shipping”

    1. Lydorn Says:

      I can’t wait for the DVDs to arrive!

    2. jayraj Says:

      Thanks a lot for the hard work guys….
      Since I am Out of europe, have to wait for 2 weeks. ๐Ÿ™
      But , yay!!! finally shipping.. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    3. ghuck Says:

      My son and I are excited one getting one. It’s been a long year waiting but it was worth the wait. So what does it take to move 3300 disk boxes to the BF. Too trucks?

    4. speaker_mute Says:

      amazing…the pics looks just amazing and now im only waiting for receive my 4 dvd sets yeah…

    5. D Says:

      One week! Two weeks!
      So terribly long!!!

    6. Drifton Aloft Says:

      Looking forward to geting my disks and seeing all the content, i can’t wait to show my family on the big tv ๐Ÿ™‚

    7. ROUBAL Says:

      Great news ! Thanks a lot for your amazing work ! I really love the movie, and I’m sure that there are very interesting Blender secrets in these DVDs !

    8. J. Says:

      Wow, da’s geen kattenpis! (as we say in Dutch, don’t try to translate it, please! :P)
      Good to hear that you had a lot more fun than the employees of TNT itself! ๐Ÿ˜›

      Quite awesome to know that so many discs contain my name!

      This all looks great, can’t wait! (luckily I live in the Netherlands, so I don’t have to wait very long)

    9. Paulo Bardes Says:

      Save a copy for me! (I’ll get it in the conference yay)

    10. LOGAN Says:

      Guys, don’t sit on the DVD’s, especially you Pablo!

      Well done Guys!

    11. Kubeczek77 Says:

      looks great;)
      I was waiting for it for a long time. I can’t wait to touch it :p

    12. JW Says:

      I hope this time my former colleagues from TNT try to tread the package with some respect. So many cd’s/dvd’s/books/magazines were delivered all bent, crooked, cracked, torn and such. I hope at least the package will fit in a normal sized mailbox, although that isn’t a guarantee that it will be delivered undamaged.

      Besides that little rant about TNT, I’m eagerly awaiting this treat! ๐Ÿ˜€

    13. Le@ndro Says:

      Really nice pictures! It does feel like a closure ๐Ÿ™‚


    14. Achim Luebbeke Says:

      Although, I was waiting for this message, I didn’t dare to expect it today.
      Thank you very much!

    15. blendercomp Says:

      Wow! I’m really looking forward to receiving my box.
      Thank you for everything guys.
      ps: when does the new project start???

    16. IronHaul Says:

      When is this gonna be released in the internet like BBB?

    17. belich Says:


      se vienen los dvds !!!!


    18. jay Says:

      YAY-Yuh! After over a year of waiting DVDs are en route! (laughs giddily)

    19. Robbie Losee Says:

      Can’t wait till the conference. I’m in New York, so I’ll probably be flying one way while my dvd is flying the other. My grandma will get the mail and say “What on earth did he order now?”

      One more week to the conference. Woohoo!

      @jay – “en route” is a different film – lol

    20. JaydenB Says:

      @blendercomp: it shoudl start around next year hopefully (it will never start right after teh lst one finishes.

      @IronHaul: I would assume so.

    21. hoxolotl Says:

      Amazing what one can do with Gimp these days! What I’m not in denial! it’s just too good to be true, so it must be the pictures are a trick!

      Plus all those people packaging together, would you believe it?!
      And 4 Discs, yeah right! as if TNT had the capacity to handle that! I mean it won’t even fit on the back of their delivery bikes!

      (Great work Guys’n’gals! See you next week at Bconf.)
      Also: I know it’s a chore, but ehm, will there be a signing session for the DVD’s at the bconf? XD

    22. DigiDio Says:

      Yes, very nice dvd set. Can’t wait for it to check all the inclusives. Wederom is het jullie gelukt. Respect you all.

    23. Cris Polecat Says:

      That’s great! Really can’t wait! Will this dvdset be delivered by TNT or regoular postal deliver?

    24. Ton Says:

      – if you attend the Blender Conference, and you didn’t get the DVD yet, you can pickup an extra copy for free at the desk. Bring your order number to make this easy!
      – if you get a damaged DVD, just notify the shop and we send a new copy.
      – we use Priority mail, and TNT hands this over to local post services for delivery. We recently switched to TNT (we used Spring global mail before) and our experience with them is very good, faster delivery than Spring.

    25. Paulo Bardes Says:

      Just a question, if you didn’t buy the DVD before, you can’t buy a copy in the conference?

    26. J. Says:

      @Paulo Bardes: There’s a market place at the conference, you can buy a copy there. (correct me if I’m wrong)

    27. Paulo Bardes Says:

      Ty, I hope you are right

    28. Err0L Says:

      Will we be able to download the DVD files from the website (I can’t afford to buy the DVDs)?

    29. LOGAN Says:

      Errol, really, you had a year to save up for it

    30. belich Says:

      from this side of the world 35 euros means a bit lot of money imagine that in argentina there are people who earn less than 500 dolars a month or even much much less.
      do the living is not always easy.

      i see blender as a great opportunity for those who barely has resources to acquire a pc and wanted to do digital art or work from it legally

    31. ChrisV Says:

      yeahhh….. ๐Ÿ˜€

    32. Ben Danise Says:

      As far as I’m aware, the digital download will be available after the majority of dvd’s are expected to arrive. From memory that is how the other projects worked – it gives those who preordered and supported us the chance to have a look first which I think is fair. We get that not everyone who wants to have a look at the files could purchase one, but the download will be up in due time.

      (Correct me if wrong…)

    33. klipa Says:

      YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Can’t wait anymore. I haven’t seen the movie yet. Just waiting for the DVD. I will borrow videprojector from my job and have a good time watching on big screen ๐Ÿ˜€

    34. joeri Says:

      Holy macaroni.

    35. Lakis Says:

      Any plans for bluray?

    36. grol Says:

      wow! at least!!!!

      congratulations for the great work you all have done in the last year!!

    37. stephen thomas Says:

      Errrr, I was told that we’d be emailed before the packages were sent off. I’ve moved house since I donated and now my copy is no doubt going to the wrong address, one which I don’t have access to anymore. Help?

    38. JW Says:

      No, Stephan, you had to sent an email yourself to the Blendershop when you moved. This has been clearly stated on this website a few times. Doesn’t anyone READ anymore before asking the obvious?

    39. J. Says:

      Indeed, it’s not wise to come up with that now there are sent.
      It’s a bit like already seeing a car coming from a mile away and complaning after the car hit you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      What you could do: Ask the current inhabitants of the house if they could send the DVD to you for your expenses.

    40. Ton Says:

      Stephen: just mail and we send another copy. We did indeed plan to mail all customers a reminder, but scripting this in our shop is tedious work, and I was afraid that a test with such mass-spam would give disasters. ๐Ÿ™‚ Instead we just send out another copy on request if you moved.

      At the conference we sell all Blender e-shop goodies for nice discount prices, also Durian dvds and posters.

    41. joeri Says:

      ” Doesnโ€™t anyone READ anymore before asking the obvious? ”

      Why make movies if we want to read?

    42. J. Says:

      To say to myself that my home theater was a good investment! ๐Ÿ˜›

    43. jay Says:

      Ah crap it’s only been 2 days since they’ve been mailed… I think I need to move to Europe ๐Ÿ˜‰

    44. joeri Says:

      If you can’t wait then maybe meanwhile you can read the comic:

    45. D Says:

      Oj, joeri, I want to read the comic, but the images aren’t exactly loading. ๐Ÿ™

    46. DigiDio Says:

      Yes Got it. DVD arrived a our ago. Just watching it now…. LOVE IT. MY DAY IS PERFECT. THX BLENDER FOUNDATION :). Till next time in another exiting project..

    47. joeri Says:

      Works for me, what browser/os do you use?

      Its using canvas so you need a browser or if you use IE than IE9.

    48. joeri Says:

      I also made a pdf ( 4mb ) and an ebook ( 3.2 Mb )

    49. Adauto A. Araujo Says:

      Hi, guys.

      I’m very excited about everything. I’m proud to participate indirectly to this amazing project.

      I didn’t see the movie yet. I prefere to see it my copy ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Congrats to all the team!

      (sorry about my bad english)

    50. www2 Says:

      I think that i am the first that reseaft a copy of sintel by post

    51. stephen thomas Says:

      To all the people jumping down my throat, as Ton said, the original plan was to have an email confirming your address before the DVDs were sent off, so yes, I can and do read. I thought this was still in place and so didn’t think to read every square inch of the Sintel website for instructions on how to receive the DVD. I do have better things to do…

      It’s a shame people are so fast to jeer and insult, if I were a new user I may be put off by such behaviour, thinking that the whole community is like this.

      Thanks Ton, I’ll send an email off asap. Also great work with Sintel, looks amazing considering the time restraints. Looking forward to the next film project.

    52. JW Says:

      I guess it’s just common sense to send out a new address when you move to the companies you ordered something.

    53. J. Says:

      A misconception is something everyone makes, as long as it’s about an item worth a view euros… no big deal… ๐Ÿ˜›

      Btw, I got the DVD today and it’s great, but the video bitrate is darn low. (but that doesn’t matter to me, as I have my own AVCHD version made from the original PNG’s)
      Also a pity that the docu doesn’t pay attention to the voice acting.
      But for the rest: GREAT, see you guys at the conference!

    54. joeri Says:

      ” Btw, I got the DVD today and itโ€™s great, but the video bitrate is darn low. ”

      Did you see the filesize of the VOB and devided that by the length of the movie and compared that to DVD’s whitepaper? You’d be surpriced.

    55. J. Says:

      Yes, I did, an it’s not bad, but you can see that you had to make some compromises to make it all fit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    56. Vinicius Says:

      Thanks a lot for the hard work guys! Amazing job!!!!

      We never see this kind of project here in Brasil, and Blender is not famous here yet but I with this material I will change this hehehe

    57. anton Says:

      yeehaa received the DVD package today great work.
      Thanks !!

    58. Month3d Says:

      Received the DVD today, and it sure looks awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

      watched the topology tutorial from angela and the shading/texturing tutorial from ben which were both great ๐Ÿ™‚

      anyway great job! and for those going to the blender conference, see you there ๐Ÿ˜€

    59. Hitshie Says:

      Yay time to eat and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

    60. Christiaan (AniCator) Says:

      Woop Woop woop.
      I received it today.
      The discs smelled awfully fresh. :p but it was awesome.
      Thanks D team!

    61. Hoxolotl Says:

      Received it yesterday ๐Ÿ˜€
      It did indeed smell “fresh from the press” but I cuddled it anyway. Saying the mandatory “Mine mine mine mine, mouhhahhaarrrr!” when I get stuff I really enjoy (a bit too much).

    62. Cris Polecat Says:

      Just arriveeeeeeed! That’s greaaaaaaat! Thank you all guy for the wonderfull jobs you did!!!! THANKS!

    63. airsnake Says:

      Received today!!! I couldn’t receive it at home cause I’m at work most of the day…so I choose the address of my Mom and today she phoned me: “something has arrived for you, i don’t know…seems to be a DVD” and me: YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! As I finish in my office I’ll run, I can’t wait that moment!!!!!!
      Thank You Ton, thank to all the staff!!!!
      You are so precious!!
      airsnake, Genova, Italy

      (sorry for my english!!)

    64. Rhellik Says:

      Just got the today. Looks really cool! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Now I can finally watch it on my big ass TV in HD!!!

      Thanks for the send!

    65. Bloodsword Says:

      I got my DVD box today (France)!
      Thanks to the Durian team!

    66. Temitope.a Says:

      Got the DVDs today! There’s only a little imperfection in the case but it’s all exceptional.

    67. tmaes Says:

      I got it
      Beautifull work and thanks again team!!!


    68. wolfilain Says:


      you can be proud of.


    69. Stephen Thomas Says:

      @JW I’m not about to waste my time arguing with you. Well done, I’m stupid, lack common sense and you are king of the world. Have a nice day.

    70. Mathias Says:

      Arrived today. Video quality is just above youtube on the docu, but its a docu so… And I’m missing the subs for Ton and it would have been nice if everyone who appeared would have had his name, country and job on the project shown.
      Besides that, its a nice docu and I’m just exploring the rest.
      Btw: Is the proper Blender version needed to render the film on the DVDs somewhere? I can’t seem to find it.

    71. Mathias Says:

      I forgot to mention that I loled hard at Nathan goofing around at minute 53. I watched it like 5 times laughing.

    72. lsscpp Says:

      uuuuuhhh! That’s a Bingooo!…. (is that the way you say? that’s a bingo?)

    73. J. Says:

      No, we just say bingo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    74. mbue Says:

      Just received the DVD package and watched it.

      Just, wow :-O

    75. Martin Says:

      got the DVD. Thank you very much. A really nice box and nice DVD labels.

    76. SnakeDoc Says:

      Got my DVD this morning. Right in time ๐Ÿ™‚

      Great work !

    77. Jens Says:

      DVD arrived yesterday – Thank you!

    78. Tim De Graeve Says:

      Got my DVD yesterday and watched the movie for the very first time.
      I’m very impressed by the quality of the art and animation. Although the story is very sad and shows how a lot of people break the things they love. I hope that many people will learn from it.

      Great job everyone and I’m looking forward to the next project!

    79. JeroenM Says:

      DVD arrived yesterday. I watched the making of documentary right away.
      Man!! It realy WAS a struggle to get everyting done it seems. Kudos to the team for pulling this one of.

      Also watched the movie with Esther’s commentary. A lot more layers and metaphores then I realised.

    80. ChojinDSL Says:

      I just got the DVD.
      So I immediately put it into my Linux PC to mplay the nice surround sound HD version. Now imagine my dissapointment when I notice that the video has been encoded using AAC5.1 !?!?!?!?!?

      Why not DTS or DD5.1!? Most DTS/DolbyDigital hardware decoders do not support aac5.1. WTF? Seriously. If your gonna release something, stick to established standards.

      Now I gotta go and rip the audio from the DVD version and try to remux it with the MP4 video.

    81. Marco Says:

      Thanks for my first birthday present that has arrived today: the DVD box!

      Great work!

    82. jan Says:

      @ChojinDSL: I voted for an AC3 version, but it had to be cut in order to keep the encoding/release overhead low, what with limited resources and all. Sorry. If you want to do your own re-recording, be sure to rip the AC3 track from the NTSC disc, as the PAL one has a different speed.

    83. joeri Says:

      Very much enjoyed the tutorials.
      Way above my leage, and seeing Angela strugling with the copy and paste made my toes curl. Why isn’t the computer doing all that administrating work? It didnt got clear if the animators now use the rig or the poses. Need – to – watch – more – tuts.. Lol. The discs got too much content.

      The layout tutorial with Colin is very funny. You gotta love that guy, no matter what he stays positive. Still wonder why he frames so bad ๐Ÿ˜› .
      It keeps on puzzling me why people working with CG want to mimic film so much. “I had a virtual tripod” … What? “I have to cheat a bit here” Hello! It’s a movie! “And they will love you forever” ๐Ÿ™‚ Time to get responsable.

      I also notices Sintel is very small… Is that why she always has so much headroom?

      Very cool/brave to share, good work boyz and gurls !

    84. ChojinDSL Says:

      I fixed with the help of Avidemux. Simply ripped the AC3 from the NTSC version and slapped it onto the HD video file.
      Thankfully the timing fit perfectly, so ne re-syncing was necessary.

      Now, about the movie:

      I was a bit underwhelmed by the story. Granted, there is only so much you can do in 14minutes. But we all saw the behind-the-scenes videos of Stunt actors performing fight Choreography and other stunts, so to see that almost entirely gone was VERY dissappointing.

      Secondly, the story feels like corners were cut. This was supposed to be an “epic” story. As such it feels like it should have been longer, or at least more to the story. As it stands it feels like parts are missing. Also, I felt that the movie didn’t quite convey the passage of time appropriately. While Sintel walks around a bit. She doesn’t look weathered by the journey. Considering that obviously quite a bit of time has passed. She at least should have grown longer hair and perhaps her outfit become more weathered.

      High marks all around, except for the Lip movements. They were too slow and felt like they barely managed to keep up with the actual spoken dialogue. Otherwise, everything else was very well animated.

      The Look:
      Nice shading, great use of Depth Of Field. Some very impressive shots of the city, with lots of detailed objects and such. However, Sintel’s hair and the Shaman’s Hair seems like it could have been done better. I know, hair is a PITA. But still.
      Also the character design for the humans, seemed a bit too cartoony. I realise that makes things easier in some cases. But this was supposed to be a “fantasy epic with realistic characters.”

      Full points for the dragon though.

      In the end, I’m dissappointed with the story. For me, the prime example of how to tell a perfect story arc in such a short time is Big Buck Bunny. That left the viewer satisfied and thoroughly entertained.
      Sintel falls short of that, since it feels like some scenes were rushed, and others reduced. This seems to be a common problem with Animation though. You spend so much time, painstainkingly creating frame after frame, that you often loose the feel for the timing of the story, or the feel of the whole story arc.
      An extra scene here or there could have helped things greatly.

    85. Arduenn Says:

      Received it yesterday (in Belgium), thanks ร  lot

    86. Charlycoste Says:

      Received it yesterday, these DVDs are awesome !!
      I didn’t had time for now to check everything since there are thousands of goodies !! And most of them under creatve commons! Thank you for your work!

    87. jan Says:

      By the way, I just discovered that the AC3 master that I prepared for the DVD is on

      So if anyone wants to try his hand at encoding a version with DD sound, use that one!

    88. bautz Says:

      My DVD arrived yesterday (october 27), in Italy. Thanks!

    89. joeri Says:

      “She at least should have grown longer hair and perhaps her outfit become more weathered.”

      I was as the previewing and had the same problem.
      It was fixed with an ex-machina. Just watch the movie again and you’ll see the clues as to what is happening to her age.

      Also, listen carefull to what the shaman says: “You have only failed to see…”

      If you want a more slow pased version you can check out the comic I made out of the movie ( shameless plug ) ( not for ie8, that is not a html5 browser )

      I think the movie is like a good song: it grows after seeing it more often. Not sure that is a good thing for a movie though.

    90. plasmaazul2000 Says:

      Ha llegado a Valencia (Espaรฑa) No tenรญa la llave del buzรณn y he estirado mucho los dedos para sacarlos por la boca.
      Hay mucho que ver todavรญa, pero es fantรกstico. Gracias y enhorabuena.

    91. e1000i Says:

      Got It !!! ( October 28 )

      From Barcelona, Spain

      Thank you very much

      Looking forward to the next project !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    92. Matt Says:

      DVDs arrived in excellent condition in the UK. Thank you to everyone involved in the project. I look forward to similar sponsorship of the next project.

    93. Paulo Fonseca Says:

      I have my copy, in excellent conditions to!!!
      Thanks Blender Team.

    94. kopi Says:

      Omg lots of facial animation tutorials, I love you Angela! The scatter thingy from Campbell is great! Tips from Colin are great, retopo projection – i need that ๐Ÿ˜€

      Nathan I want more rigging tutorials! more!

      I wish the documentary was a bit longer.

      Looking forward to the next blender project!

    95. Manoloko Says:

      From Hull, UK:

      Came home from work and found it in my doorstep, really looking forward to watch the film! Also greatly impressed with the 4 DVDs included, feels like Christmas came early!

    96. rogper Says:

      It arrived yesterday (27)! Perfect conditions! Thanks from Portugal ๐Ÿ™‚

    97. dan Says:

      My copy arrived yesterday -27.10. (in germany). Thanx a lot!

    98. Mark Hannessen Says:

      Thanks for the DVD!

      Loved the “making of” very much,
      still have to take a look at the tutorials, but so far it is looking great.

      Up to the next movie!

    99. Alexander Carby Says:

      Mine arrived today (UK) cheers guys ๐Ÿ˜€

    100. Christian Perron Says:

      Thank you so much for your hard work guys!

      My DVD pack arrived yesterday in Italy!!! Now I’ll take a look at everything… really a lot of stuff in it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Waiting for your next movie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    101. zikzak Says:

      Received on Tuesday the 26th and in perfect condition !
      Now I have to find time to dig these discs.

    102. klipa Says:

      The DVD set arrived today. Just few minutes before I have seen this movie.
      It was great, but a little short ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I’m going to look at it 10 times or even more with my family, students and other guys like I’ve seen Elephants Dream and BBB before.

    103. povmaniaco Says:

      Received today, 28th and in perfect condition (Barcelona, Spain). Thanks Durian Team. Great work!!

    104. Zen of Film Says:

      Great film, thanks everyone.

      In addition to what’s already on the DVDs in terms of data material, as on peach, the whole project dir (probably including SVN, etc.) will surely be online soon – right guys?

      What about all the administrative stuff? Time-schedules are a start, but I would also welcome anonymized financial planning, budget stuff, etc. What about that? Would be nice to get a glimpse into the organizational/ financial aspect of the blender open movies.

    105. Rafael Rios Says:

      Received yersterday. 28th. at (Seville, Spain).

      I hope to have news soon about the next big project. Perhaps a long movie ? I would be great if we can see it in local cinemas.

      Thanks for your geat work Durian Team .

    106. Oleeblood Says:


      I received yesterday (28th / Hungary).

      The matte files are missing from DVD (There isn’t any files in pro/mattes directory), many scene is unrenderable under Ubuntu 10.04 (blender crashes immediatly, if I press F12 ) ๐Ÿ™

      But, other things on discs are great. I like the best David’s stuffs.


    107. David Says:

      whooo !!! received it yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚ one week before my birthday, it’s a great present ๐Ÿ™‚

    108. untel Says:

      I’ve received mine yesterday. \o/
      The additionnal stuff is awesome! Thanks guys! You’re doing a damn great job!

    109. untel Says:

      @Oleeblood: I haven’t the time to open the datas files yet, but check if the matte files are not in the data section of the PAL DVD.
      And also, try to open the *.blend with the version of blender included in the second data DVD….

    110. Oleeblood Says:

      @untel: Thx for advice… I checked on all disks, but I found them nowhere (mattes). I tried the scenes with Blender_Renderbranch from the DVD. ๐Ÿ™ The error maybe comes from OS, I going to rebuild from source today… and try it again.

    111. kakapo Says:

      could anyone please upload the making-of documentary to youtube? i can’t wait to see it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      (my dvds got shipped to my parents place because i moved a lot recently and now my parents are on holiday and i probably won’t get them until end of november.)

    112. Joeri Says:

      I thought youtube has a 10 minute limit.

    113. kakapo Says:

      oh, forgot about that. i think they have raised it to 15 minute now for standard accounts.

      hm… maybe someone has a director account without limit or maybe someone knows a different video hoster?

    114. STORM! Says:

      Yeah, DVD arrived in Germany!

      Thank you very much Durian-Team for this great work! Looking forward to your next open movie!

    115. Oleeblood Says:


      After rebuilt from DVD source under Ubuntu 10.04, everything works like a charm… ๐Ÿ™‚


    116. joeri Says:

      ” After rebuilt from DVD source under Ubuntu 10.04, everything works like a charmโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚ ”


    117. bebR Says:

      I’ve just received mine !
      The package is really really good. So nice, I couldn’t expect more ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks a lot again and again to the Durian Team. (I’m so proud to be on the special DVD credit list !)

      Bertrand, Toulouse, France.

    118. Regi E. Says:

      Looks like they are starting to hit state side, just got mines in Orlando, Fl.

    119. Daniel Says:

      My copy arrived yesterday – in Switzerland ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanx for this extraordinary DVD-Package. Still browsing through.

    120. Jimmy G. Says:

      I just got my copy today. It is awesome.

    121. jay Says:

      Nothing like coming home (Buffalo, NY, U.S.) to some mail from Amsterdam after a long day of work! yessss

    122. Rafster Says:

      Got my DVD’s on Saturday October 30th. Los Angeles, California, USA

      Loved the “making of’ documentary. Thanks for sharing your struggles; wasn’t all fun and games. I hope this experience does not discourage Ton or anyone on the team from making more films.

      Can’t wait for Mango.

    123. Davis Says:

      Can’t wait to download the DVD ISOs.

    124. joeri Says:

      # Davis Says:
      November 1st, 2010 at 09:32

      Canโ€™t wait to download the DVD ISOs.

      Lol… always with the freebees… I guess beer is realy cheap in some countries.
      Nothin’ wrong with that but I doubt one can render the scenes if one can’t afford the discs though. But the tutorials are worth watching, if you’re going to make a real movie, granted.

      Beorn Leonard said at the Conf more people should post about making (character) animation. But I think character animation is way to much work to do as a hobby and got proven wrong by a guy at the open session showing his feature he made in 6 years during his train rides to and from work. I guess thats my trouble, my trip to work is a 5 minutes bike ride.
      Anyway, not going to upload 28Gb to my server. But I’m sure someone will someday.

    125. The Fatsnacker Says:

      Thanks for the material, Team Durian

      Now methinks I have the justification getting ‘her indoors’ aka ‘the finance minister’ to allow me to upgrade my pc (amd 1600), to be able to make my xmas day photograph with Scales and my 4 1/2 yr old daughter in.

      I thought I ticked a check box to get one of those un-used workstations at the foundation bundled with my order….me suspects the mailman may have appropriated it ๐Ÿ™



    126. Lace Williamson Says:

      Just received my dvd! Loved it! Thanks so much for a GREAT job!

    127. Eli Gershenfeld Says:

      I got it today after school in Boston. So happy!

    128. Artintal Says:

      Watching my dvd right now. Something amazing about seeing it on my television ๐Ÿ˜€ Extremely happy I bought this! Sad the tanner fight didn’t happen though. If only there was more time and more people to work on it. Thanks for the amazing movie!

    129. Bernard Says:

      My DVD arrived 3 days ago in France but I’m not there to open it ๐Ÿ™

    130. ghuck Says:

      Half way around the world in eight days. Now thats fast. I got mine today in Portland Or. USA.

    131. Keith B Says:

      My DVD arrived earlier today! Thank you so much!

      Austin, Texas. USA.

    132. Mike Waters Says:

      I got mine yesterday in Phoenix AZ!

      Simply AWESOME!

    133. jbs Says:

      I see some messages from USA that DVDs arived there. I’m from Portugal and not have the DVDs yet. Anyone from Portugal got it?

    134. Nennad Says:

      sintel dvds just arrived in Croatia! Picture, and soon, unpacking video ๐Ÿ™‚ here

    135. Nennad Says:

      Unpacking live on Vimeo : ๐Ÿ™‚

    136. Joe Eckstrom Says:

      Just got mine today. Enjoyed watching the documentary. Great job, guys!

    137. Pete Says:

      Just got mine yesterday (2010-11-01) near Boston, MA, USA. That was fast! And apparently the Blender Institute smells like…nothing. The DVDs themselves had that freshly-minted smell, but the rest of the package — nada.

      Anyway, awesome product and package. Can’t wait to dive into the extras!

    138. Pete Says:

      I see you there, timezone difference, making it look like I can’t do math. <_<

    139. OneHappyBlenderhead Says:

      Just got mine today. Fort White, FL USA. Package was in excellent conditions. I’m now going to enjoy.

      Thanks Ton and everyone involved!!!!

    140. Alaric Says:

      My copy of Sintel arrived (Louisiana) yesterday, and I’m still reeling from watching this wonderful movie! Beautifully rendered, and deeply emotional, with a stunning score, all surrounding such a simple story. Ton and all the rest, I congratulate you on a real masterpiece!!

    141. Jay F Says:

      Got my DVD set. Arrived in New Zealand on the 2nd of November. Looks awesome guys.
      My only disapointment was my name did not make the DVD credits, Im sure I purchased well before the cut off. (March I think, maybe earlier)

      Been skimming through all the content on the DVD’s it is all so awesome. There is so much to learn from.

      Congratulations to all the team who worked on Sintel, You have created an amazing short film. It’s certainly set the bar high for the next Blender Project to compete with.

      Good luck to you all with your future Jobs and projects.

    142. 7san Says:

      YES!! Got the Sintel DVD set this morning.

      IT IS AWESOME! Thank you very many & much from Menorca, Spain.

    143. Jay F Says:

      Thanks for the prompt follow up.

      I was wrong my name is there. Its on the PAL NTSC version DVD Credits.
      My TV is HD and plays digital video files so I did not bother with the lower rez versions which ment I missed it.

      many thanks,


    144. Lzymxn Says:

      just got my dvd set and just so happen to have the next 6 days off work so now i have time (finally) to do something enjoyable, i’ll be pour over these dvds for a long time to come

    145. happy user Says:

      Got my DVD yesterday (Germany)

      awesome feeling to hold it in hands! the money has been good invested!

      of course i could have simply downloaded it but, this project really earns this little donation ๐Ÿ™‚

      hope you’ll get sponsors for stereoscopic rendering!


    146. J. Says:

      I don’t understand, why did some in Germany get the DVD after a few days and others after 1,5 week?

    147. ChrisV Says:

      YAY I GOT IT yesterday. Thanks D team!

    148. Oscar A. Campos Says:

      Hi! I don’t have the DVD yet. I did purchase it before production started and indeed my name is seen at credits but, it still do not arrive here yet. I’m at Puebla Mรฉxico.

      Any other from Latin America or Mรฉxico with same problem?
      Someone can tell or know how it would takes to arrive here? I’m eager to have it. :S

      Thanks and Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

    149. Oscar Franco Says:

      Hi, I’m from Colombia, haven’t received it yet… also eager…

    150. Oscar A. Campos Says:

      Hola tocayo! Pues supongo que nos va a tardar un poco mรกs a los latinos. Esperemos no mucho! Gracias! Hay que estar atentos y si me llega en estos dรญas lo publico. Ojalรก puedas hacer lo mismo.

      Hi Oscar! I guess it may take a little longer for us at Latin America! Hope not too much! Thanks a lot, and we have to stay alert. In case I get it along this days I’ll let you know by this blog. I hope you can do the same.

      Best Regards! ๐Ÿ™‚

    151. Oscar Franco Says:

      Listo, de una, apenas lo reciba tambiรฉn lo posteo

    152. Larry Ochoa Says:

      Ya me llegaron los DVD’s de Sintel, voy a revisarlos mas tarde!.

    153. Oscar A. Campos Says:

      ๐Ÿ™ Y donde estรกs?

      Ahhh! Ya quiero que lleguen!! ๐Ÿ™

      Felicidades Larry!!!

    154. Luya Tshimbalanga Says:

      Hello team, I received the DVD box in Vancouver, Canada. I watched it with a friend who wished the movie to be longer.

    155. Jayraj Says:

      Anyone got the dvd in india?? m also eagerly waiting….

    156. Larry Ochoa Says:

      Estoy en Ecuador, ya los estoy revisando, me llegaron el 9-nov-2010 al medio dรญa. Estรก increible el contenido.
      Espero que ya tengas los 4 DVDยดs, te llegan en una sola caja.

    157. Oscar Franco Says:

      listo! acabaron de llegar, mรกs tarde los reviso

      Gracias Equipo Durian!

      Thank you Durian Team!

    158. Jayraj Says:

      Hey, finally my dvds arrived… yupppeeee ๐Ÿ˜€

      But i cant check until saturday as i am outta town.

    159. ChrisV Says:

      Errr guys…the tutorial from nathan is only about 2sec? what happend?

    160. Larry Ochoa Says:

      Thank you Durian Team and Blender3D. Good Work!.
      Gracias a ustedes Equipo Durian y Blender3D. ยกBuen trabajo!.

    161. Oscar A. Campos Says:

      Ahhh!! Todavรญa no llegan!!!

      Felicidades Larry y Oscar!

      Espero no tarden mรกs! ๐Ÿ™

      Alguna idea de adonde escribir en caso de que no lleguen? Any idea which email I would write to in case the DVDs never arrive?

    162. radu Says:

      Just received mine this week. The postman has encountered me on street because the address on envelope was not complete and the postman delivered me just because he knows me! I hope Im the only one with incomplete delivery address on envelope. Anyway, hugs to the Durian team. I’m enjoying the content of DVDs.

    163. Oscar A. Campos Says:

      Is any one in Mexico whose already have the DVDs? ๐Ÿ™

    164. Luciano M. Says:

      I dont know in Mexico but in Brazil the dvds didnt arrive too

    165. Oscar A. Campos Says:

      Thanks Luciano!

      Wonder if this is normal for our countries to take so long with DVDs. Few moths ago I received a graphic card from France in less than a month, so … ๐Ÿ™

    166. Laurent Says:

      I don’t know about Mexico but I’m in Paris, France and my DVDs have not arrived as of today. As a DVD sponsor it’s somewhat disappointing…

    167. Scott Says:

      My DVD has not arrived too….
      I’m in Taiwan.
      But one of my friend got his package last week…..

    168. Allos Says:

      My DVD has not arrived too.
      I’m in Greece and my order shipped on October 28 !!!

    169. Mad_alien71 Says:

      Another person from Greece here.
      Neither did mine.
      I don’t know if it has to do with the election stuff having to be sent the previous month.

    170. Phil Says:

      Folks, you simply did a great job.

      I downloaded it from your site and after watching it I just want to thank you for this truly inspiring work of art. Not only is it great to see what Blender is capable of doing in the hands of talented artists, but also the story just left me speechless.

      Thank you very much for this, for your work, dedication and effort you all put into bringing this to life.

    171. ะกะบะฐั‡ะฐั‚ัŒ ะขะพั€ั€ะตะฝั‚ Says:

      When is this gonna be released in the internet like BBB?

    172. Scott Says:

      How can we check the status of the package shipping?
      I’m afraid of that my Sintel DVD is under the sea right now…..

    173. Juan Guzzy Says:

      I have not received my DVD of Sintel (and some stickers that asked too)

      I hope to arrive before Christmas
      Greetings from Cancun, Mexico

    174. Abraham Ordonez Zarco Says:

      havent receive it jet
      hope everything is ok.
      im form Mexico.

    175. Carl-Fredrik Borg Says:

      As a gold sponsor it is very disappointing that i have still not received the DVD, and i’m living in Germany….My name was not even mentioned on the sponsors page, hope it even makes it to the movie….

    176. Allos Says:

      Still nothing……

    177. Scott Says:

      I’m so disappointed that I have still not received my DVD.
      Soon we will say “Happy New Year”,
      and I hope I’ll be happy at that time.

    178. Juan Guzzy Says:

      Today I got my DVD & stickers
      (was slowly but surely our Mexican Postal Service)
      Thank you all Blender & Durian Team!

      Cancรบn, Mexico

    179. Allos Says:

      What about a refund ?

    180. Allos Says:

      FINALLY I GOT THEM !!!!!

      Thank you Blender-Durial Team!

      I will write a huge Review now for sintel on my site (when i will finish the site)!!!!

    181. Abraham Ordoรฑez Zarco Says:

      Hiii, My sister toldme that my DVD has arrived Thanks Durian team!
      From Mexico.

    182. Mad Alien71 Says:

      @Allos: Where is my copy????? WHERE?

    183. Scott Says:

      Where is my copy?????