The Blender Foundation’s Sintel is a 12-minute short film released online on September 30th, 2010 that was independently produced (initially funded through donations) with only open-source software over 10 months in Amsterdam. The software used includes:
- Inkscape, an open-source vector graphics editor comparable to Adobe Illustrator,
- GIMP, the open-source Photoshop alternative that you can start learning now with videoand text tutorials,
- Blender, which was discussed in the fascinating post, What Is CGI Animation [Technology Explained] and has been used to create even video games,
- MyPaint, a painting program, and Krita, a sketching and painting application that’s part ofKOffice. Both are cross-platform.
Big Buck Bunny is an award-winning animated short film released online by the Blender Foundation in 2008.