Studio tour #2

Posted in Production, Random Fluff by Ton Monday, October 22nd, 2007

rt.jpg Since everyone here is too busy (read lame!) to write blog stories, here’s a quick view of the studio as how I found it this sunny afternoon. I used Campbells camera, which had battery power, unlike mine, but unfortunately had no sound and no memory left on the card just when I approached Campbell… the cool trees stuff on his screen is for next time.

Everyone in the studio said “hi” btw! And they all promised to post something here very soon. This week!



This is not a clinic (updated)

Posted in Blender Institute, Random Fluff by andy Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Hey there!

Blender Institute Stuffthings are quite busy here in the Blender Institute, even though Peach hasnt officially started yet. ton is doing an awesome job finding appartments for the peach team, organising the blender conference, managing the sponsors, getting studio equipment and doing millions of other things – all at once (right now i see him talking into two phones by the window)! and while i’m trying to assist him as much as a feeble mind can, i still need to finish my tutorial dvd. at the same time sacha is working on refining the script together with arno kroner (via e-mail), it looks really cool! anyway… i believe we are going to see a few more details posted here about these processes (soon-ish… but please bare in mind that we’re still in pre-production and nobody is actually committed / contracted / sold their soul to peach already), so for now i’m just going to post some fun trivia… be warned.



First impressions from the Peach Workshop

Posted in Random Fluff by Nathan Sunday, August 26th, 2007

The workshop is over, and one of the many things we decided during the workshop was that we should be more active on our blog. Thus here I am, writing a blog entry.

I’ll leave the official stuff to Ton, but my impressions during the workshop have been consistently good: this will be a cool project with awesome results. We might have to pull a few all-nighters, but we’ll make it happen.

I feel great about everyone on the team. We all seem to get along really well. The only problem is that there’s so much talent here that—honestly—I feel a rather intimidated! I hope I can live up to the abilities of the rest of the team.

The studio here is really nice, so if we pull some all-nighters, I don’t think I’ll mind so much. We have a nice huge room where all the workstations will go. The lighting is calm and pretty. The seats are comfortable. We have a great location looking out over the canal. We even have a kitchen! It’s great.

All-in-all I’m very excited to start working on Peach in October. It will be a lot of hard work, and it will be fun.

Wish us luck!

Nathan Vegdahl


Peach Workshop FuzzCam

Posted in Random Fluff by andy Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

For your entertainment we installed a small temporary webcam in the Blender Institute. We’re not currently working in front of the computers the whole time, there’re lots of discussions and meetings going on. But maybe if you look close you can see a few familiar faces popping up!



Magic Mandcandy – Can You Finish It?

Posted in Random Fluff by Nathan Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Hey everyone.

Magic Mancandy I’ve done a little animation test using Bassam’s Mancandy rig. This is part of a little experiment for community participation (more on that in a second).

Click the the image to view the animation.

You will probably notice a couple of things about it:

  1. It’s a cheap rip-off of this Pixar animation.
  2. It’s stiff and lacks life, sometimes even pausing completely.

Let us ignore the first point for the sake of my reputation, and simply focus on the second.