A++ Open Short Animation Film
This gotta be one of the greatest projects I've seen in the last years. It's an open movie project, which has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Big Buck Bunny is its name.
I'm really impressed by the results of it... really beautiful scenes, renderings, and all that.
Again a small team (7) of the best 3D artists and developers in the Blender community have been invited to come together to work in Amsterdam from October 2007 until April 2008 on completing a short 3D animation movie. The team members will get a great studio facility and housing in Amsterdam, all travel costs reimbursed, and a fee sufficient to cover all expenses during the period.And their goals are really swell as well: developing tools in Blender for editing and rendering hair, fur or grass; Improve character animation tools for cartoonish motion and deformation; Test Blender with giant outdoor environments, with large grassy fields and many trees with leaves; Further validate Blender as a professional animation creation suite; Create a great and good looking animation short, licensed freely as open content; Provide content for other artists to learn from or to re-use, including documentation and tutorials; And of course: Have lots of fun! Anyone who's been part of this team is pretty lucky! Great work guys! And now, check out the whole movie bellow! You'll really like. ;)
Big Buck Bunny from Blender Foundation on Vimeo. For a whole bunch of other downloading formats, you may visit the Official Big Buck Bunny Project site. Cheers!