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We’ve done it!

on September 28th, 2010, by Ton

No words needed really, thanks everyone for giving us a great evening!
(Picture by Mike Pan)

240 Responses to “We’ve done it!”

  1. beorn Says:

    But Gu, you’d miss the credits!

  2. J. Says:

    Gu? What did you commit?? :O

    Maybe can someone bring a portable DVD player during a visiting moment?

  3. The Fatsnacker Says:

    And you think youve got problems (Jail hah), ive got to cook the tea at 18:00 UTC


  4. Josh Says:

    When the police finally do bust in, I’m sure they’ll be more intrigued with the epic film the Gu will be watching, than apprehending him… regardless of the crime. 😉

  5. mk1 Says:

    Please can you make it at least 15:00 UTC? I want to see it today!

  6. STORM! Says:

    Hm, …

    Service Temporarily Unavailable;-)

  7. LetsAllPretend Says:

    Congrats on the premiere!

    Can’t wait to see it.

    Both happy and proud that you folks manage to not only pull off this cool short film, but rewrote a software package in the midst of it. LOL!

    Thanks to Ton, the Sintel Team, the Blender Foundation, and the Blender community (testy bug squashers) for all the hard work.

    Much appreciated. Now get some sleep!

  8. DimitrisC Says:

    Can’t wait!

  9. mk1 Says:

    So I think there´s no use in seeing it today…

  10. Regan Says:

    “Alright… should we put the downloads up?”

    “Noo no. Not just yet. You know it will only be a minute or two until they crash the server.”

  11. Syron Says:

    well… *spoiler* downloads will be ready in some minutes, at least they’re uploading the 2k versions… hehe…

  12. l Says:

    Syron: how can you know?

  13. Syron Says:

    If I’d tell you, the movie wouldn’t get uploaded. But everyone who does a little server administration knows how to get that information (and how to prevent these “exploits”).

  14. The Fatsnacker Says:

    Syron, your the man…really! consider yourself the dude

    Go ply your trade elsewhere, your not wanted here.


  15. Syron Says:

    @the durians: If you want to know what the misconfiguration is, I think you have my e-mail address.


    I(TS UP!!!!


    I(TS UP!!!!

    well 😛 back up 😛


    Nevermind, it just went down 🙁

  19. mk1 Says:

    up again, but…there´s nothing on, so…it doesn´t matter…

  20. Lubos Mudrak Says:

    Maybe too many people constantly hitting F5? 🙂

  21. freakx Says:

    I hope they will publish the torrent links also on other sites of external servers cuz this one will most likley just crash….

  22. beorn Says:

    Um… please don’t hit
    We aren’t using that server.
    What you see there is the trailer from months ago.
    I believe the xiph dudes will be encoding a version later on, but there’s no need to punish their server now.

  23. nawabz Says:

    i reccon this post will received 500 replys by the time its released online

  24. Raimon Says:


    as perhaps I said other times, I’m able to help with catalan translations for the DVD release. I will repeat… but not so much 😉

  25. mk1 Says:

    maybe. But I hope we get a statement of the process soon, I guess that would lower the amount of comments per minute.

  26. Le@ndro Says:

    OK then, lets add one more to reach the 500!!!

    By the way, just post to say Congratulations on the finished film project!!!


  27. muddymind Says:

    From what I see here, I pretty sure that if for some reason the online release got postponed for tomorrow or something like that, at least several hundred people would die form heart attack. (not to mention the several thousand destroyed F5 keys XD)

  28. Habo Says:

    @muddymind: Yes, and I’ll be the first one who would do both things… 😀

  29. Me Says:

    Who needs F5? Opera autoreload! 🙂

  30. Thamior Says:

    Sintel Team, thank you very much for working on this project, and I’m very glad that it was finished / shown off before I head on off to BT for a few months.

    It’ll be online when y’all get around to it, Media Conversions / setting up torrents / testing every step of the way is a very time consuming process, and us bitting at the bits isn’t going to help anything.

    I’m heading out on a jog, with any luck, the testing process with be completed, and this wonderful film will be online!


  31. mk1 Says:

    I wouldn´t die from a heart attack, but I would get VERY angry…

  32. J. Says:

    I’ll bet the AMS-IX will see an enormous peak on their statistics when when Sintel gets online! 😛

  33. Habo Says:

    @Me: Who needs Opera just for auto reload? Bash FTW!
    MD5=”$(wget ‘’ -O – | grep -v queries | md5sum)”; while :; do if [ “$(wget ‘’ -O – 2>/dev/null | grep -v queries | md5sum)” ‘!=’ “$MD5″ ]; then zenity –info –title=”Sintel” –text=’Download aviable!’; break; fi; sleep 5; done

  34. David Says:

    Thamior, that’s a wonderful idea … I was too lazy to go to the post office ; now you give me a good reason to !

    Thanks 🙂

  35. Gu Waijeun Says:

    I was getting so desperate for the premiere that I slipped off to the market and reenacted the guard fight scene with the ever deadly durian fruit. Poor price checker didn’t know what hit him.
    (That is what got me in this bind with the law. Count down for the Gu’s last minutes of freedom: 1 hr 10 min 13 sec)

    I can’t wait to see Durian, Mango, and Kiwi when I get out!

  36. J. Says:

    Well Gu, time to hide somewhere! 😛

  37. oscar Says:

    Hi everyone!
    Amazing this short movie.
    The result is excellent!
    Congratulations and tons of claps for all staff Blender Fundation.

    I wrote to share this another short in Blender’s program.
    The name is Proyect London

    Greetings from Colombia.

  38. Says:

    Yes all your guy’s are GREAT !!!
    show the man out there how good Blender !!!

  39. Jonathan Toneli Says:

    I’m Brazilian and i cry with the movie! PLEASE we NEED of the CONTINUE THIS MOVIE! and with a happy ending! i’m stuning and unconformed uheuheuhe but i love this movie!

  40. bitwave Says:

    Thanks a lot for this great film!!!