High Frame Rate, 4K and Stereo 3D release

Posted in Blender Institute, Production, Random Fluff, Uncategorized by Ton


Big Buck Bunny is now even more a world standard for video standards. Check this release:



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Hi all loyal Peach bunnies!

The amount of spam that slips in articles here is disturbing, and we can’t manage all of the articles anymore… the project closed in 2008 anyway! If you like to communicate about this project, please visit the Open Projects forum on




“Gosh, that we can do this too!”

Posted in Events, Media Gallery, Peach Press, Uncategorized by Ton

The Noordbrabants Museum, one of the main modern art museums in southern Netherlands, opened recently an exhibit “Fantasy Factory”, where BBB has a permanent display. This morning, the Dutch national news paper Volkskrant posted a positive review on this exhibit, ending with some words about BBB. Freely translated:

“From paper cutting to fast 3D-film”

“Radically different than for example the model-handicraft from van Kaayk, is Big Buck Bunny from the Netherlands computer graphics teacher Sacha Goedegebure, a comedy about a fat rabbit taking revenge on three irritating rodents. The film – in the fastest imaginable 3D computer animation – almost seems like being produced by Blue Sky studios, the producer of Ice Age 1-2-3, so natural and precise as the rabbit hairs wave in the wind.
Gosh, that we can do this too, you then think a while. And understandable that the eyes of the kids hanging in the beanbags of the theatre are glued on this Dutch rabbit humour.”

Ain’t this a fun review! :) Kudos to all who made BBB of course, it’s certainly not just a Dutch film… but we knew that!



Holland Animation Film Festival: 2 awards!

Posted in Events, Production by Ton

Big Buck Bunny is the winner of two awards:

– The MovieSquad Audience Award (kids of 8-12 voted in the HAFF school program)
– The HAFF Audience Award (festival visitors voted, with over 40 nominations)

Festival news page

Congrats to the entire team, and of course to everyone who has supported BBB!



BBB conquers the Netherlands

Posted in Events, Peach Press by Ton

Here’s a list of events that will happen the next 2 months in the Netherlands around Blender and BBB. Most of this is a result of our successful BBB launch in the Netherlands, which resulted in a cumulation of invitations… I’ve stopped accepting any more now! :)

To start with the most prestigious one:

Netherlands Film Festival, official selection in main program

Utrecht, sept 24 – oct 3, 2008

  • Three theatre screenings of BBB
  • Sept 30: nominations for awards announced (we can become nominated in short film category)
  • Oct 1: BBB screening + speaking as part of the “Re-vision, the new media effect” program
  • Private screenings in international program for distributors, TV stations and studios.
  • Oct 3: The grand Gala evening. Well, I’ll be going there anyway for fun!

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Siggraph Los Angeles report

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Peach Press by Ton

Friday August 8th: Disney visit

Thanks to our good friend & animation consultant & trainer Arno Kroner we had a great afternoon at the Disney Animation studios; the original place were animation got about invented (well, perfected :)!
There was a screening arranged in the main viewing room, and quickly after 12 PM the room quickly filled with about 70-80 people. After showing BBB (people laughed!) we did a 40 minute making-of presentation, especially showing Blender animation & compositing and the cool fact a single .blend file could manage and collect all the data for an entire movie shot.
After the presentation we went for lunch and a tour around the premises. Unfortunately the studios were forbidden for us… would have loved to pick the brains of developers about Bolt’s forest rendering methods. But, I did see the office of John Lassiter!

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BBB goes Hollywood!

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Peach Press by Ton

It’s SIGGRAPH week (10-15 august)!
We’ve managed to get BBB screenings + peach team presentations in the theatres of three exciting Hollywood studios:

  • Disney Feature Animation (friday)
  • Dreamworks Animation (tuesday)
  • Rhythm & Hues studios (wednesday)

This on top of our schedule already:

  • Sunday: Siggraph Sandbox demos, 6-8 PM
  • Monday, three BOFs 2-6 PM
  • Tuesday-Thursday: demos on HP booth
  • Wednesday 8.30 PM: BBB screening and ‘making of’ Panel

Four of the Peach crew artists will help me out for these 7 days, so here’s you chance to meet with Sacha, Nathan, William and Andy. It’s going to be great! Expect lots of pictures and a report here in a week


(Late news: BBB is in official selection for the prestigious Netherlands Film Festival. Whee!)


Studio harddisk online

Posted in Peach Press, Production by Ton

Our good friend from Torino, Gianluca “Kino3d” Faletti, has sent us a 250 GB disk, which we’ve copied our Peach studio backup on. Browse everything online here:

Note that you can get here the original 4 x 16 bits OpenExr files too, straight from the renderfarm. Console-savy people will want to use wget -r (recursive) to get all of the exr in a directory.

Thanks Kino!


Big Buck Bunny in CG magazine from China

Posted in Peach Press by Margreet

Today we received a copy of the CG Magazine -July 2008 #81- all the way from China. There is a review of BBB in it, as well as an interview with Ton. We can’t read it, but it must be quite impressive, because we got even two pages more than the article about Kung Fu Panda!

Download the article here.


Singapore, CGOverdrive and 3dsense

Posted in Events, Random Fluff by Sacha


How 1 week in Singapore can change one’s ideas, goals and direction in life…

It was June 15 I took a 12 hour flight to Singapore, to attend CGOverdrive 2008 as keynote speaker and representer of BBB and Blender. And I can say that my first trip to Asia is one that will be hard to forget. Read the rest of this entry »