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The Blender Foundation is a non-profit
organization responsible for the development of Blender,
an open source
program for three-dimensional modeling.
The foundation is noted for having produced the animated short
films Elephants Dream (2006) and Big Buck
Chaired by Ton Roosendaal,
the original author of the Blender software, the foundation is
funded by donations which are used to employ Roosendaal full-time
as its lead developer. The foundation's stated primary goal is "to
give the worldwide Internet community access to 3D technology in
general, with Blender as a core".
As the owner of the Blender web site, the foundation provides
various resources to support the community formed around using and
developing Blender. In particular, it organizes an annual Blender
Conference in Amsterdam to
discuss plans for the future of Blender, as well as staffing a
booth to represent Blender at SIGGRAPH, a
larger conference concerning computer graphics in general.
On 18 May 2006, the foundation's open movie project released its
first film, Elephants Dream.
On 10 April 2008, the foundation released its latest film,
on the movie, the foundation released its first Open Game project,
Yo Frankie!, in
The next project is an short action film named Sintel (codenamed
Dahna McConnachie: "Open source on the big
screen: Matt Ebb tells tales of Elephants Dream",
Computerworld, January 15, 2008
Rui Paulo Sanguinheira Diogo: "Modelling 2.50",
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"Project Peach is Pretty
Proud to Present…". Blender Foundation.
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project begins". Ars Technica. http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.ars/2007/10/03/blender-foundations-peach-project-begins. Retrieved
"Premiere of Open Movie Big
Buck Bunny". http://www.blender.org/news/article/premiere-of-open-movie-big-buck-bunny/.
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