I heard about Blender some time ago, but in the last few months, I have been learning and using it for the first time. I have to say it’s a little tricky to learn and if you are new to it you will need to do some training and/or some tutorials. But saying that, once you have got the hang of it, it can be used for some amazing creative work.

Above is a short film that was produced using Blender by the Blender Animation Studio. It’s a very entertaining short and I recommend you give it a watch. 

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Blender is an open source and free to download and use 3D graphics program. To be honest its a pretty amazing piece of software and that fact it is available for free is all the more impressive. Built by a community of developers its capabilities for generating graphics and animations are really impressive.

 


 

Spring is the latest short film produced by Blender Animation Studio. Made in Blender 2.8.

Get the production files, assets and exclusive making-of videos by joining Blender Cloud at https://cloud.blender.org

Spring is the story of a shepherd girl and her dog, who face ancient spirits in order to continue the cycle of life. This poetic and visually stunning short film was written and directed by Andy Goralczyk, inspired by his childhood in the mountains of Germany.

The Spring team used the development version of Blender 2.80 for the entire production, before the software was in official Beta even. As for all of Blender’s Open Movies, the entire production process and all its source files are being shared on the production platform Blender Cloud.

Director: Andy Goralczyk

Producer: Francesco Siddi

Executive producer: Ton Roosendaal

Music: Torin Borrowdale

Sound: Sander Houtman

Concept art: David Revoy

Animation director: Hjalti Hjalmarsson

Modeling and shading: Julien Kaspar

Animation: Ignacio Conesa, Nathan Dillow, Pablo Fournier

Rigging: Juan Pablo Bouza

Lighting and effects: Pablo Vazquez, Sam Van Hulle

Software and Pipeline: Brecht van Lommel, Jacques Lucke, Jeroen Bakker, Sergey Sharybin, Sybren Stüvel, Tobias Johansson

Rendering IT4INNOVATIONS VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

Format: 3D animated film, 7:44 minutes. 5.1 sound. No dialogs. Fit for an audience of 6 years and older (PG). Everything you see was made with Blender, GIMP, Krita and Inkscape.