News Item: Blender Foundation Releases New Open Source Animated Short

Staff Writer By: Ricky Grove (gToon)


News Item: Blender Foundation Releases New Open Source Animated Short | Blender, Blender.org, Glass Half, 3D Animated Film

The Blender Foundation has release a brand new open-source short film created in Blender. The title of the film is Glass Half, a 3 minute cartoon short with a simple story, snappy animation and rendered in a non photo-realistic style. The focus is on short form storytelling, good design and clear animation.

Plot Summary
Two amateur art critics meet in a gallery and argue passionately about the pieces they see, causing chaos for everyone else, until finally they find a piece on which they can agree...

Blender Cloud subscribers will have access to assets and tutorials which focus on:

  • the script writing process for shorts, from original concept through script development to the finished animatic
  • production design and concept art; the process of coming up with appealing, stylised designs which support of the story
  • non photo-realistic rendering; how to make appealing cartoony images in blender, favouring good design and clarity over realism
  • snappy cartoon animation and pantomime acting
  • simple and clear asset management for short films

The project is directed by Beorn Leonard, designed by Sarah Laufer and involved the whole crew at the Blender Institute. For more information visit Blender.org and to watch the film check the embed below or visit Blender'sYouTube channel.

Note: some text for this article was taken from the Glass Half website]