Shading Kenny the Caterpillar

16 May, 2014 |  15  

This 3D model embed was made possible by the Cycles engine baking capabilities currently available on the Blender development builds and by the folks at Make sure to hit the full screen button for maximum enjoyment! The source files for the caterpillar scene can be found in the Blender Cloud. In this article we will talk […]


Campaign wrap up – the Pilot

6 May, 2014 |  118  

After almost 2 months of campaigning it’s time to make some final conclusions about the results sofar. I think it’s fair to do this now, and not whip up a lot of energy and stress to make it to the final goal in just two days. Let’s wrap it up! The conclusion is clear: There’s […]


How the numbers work

4 May, 2014 |  8  

Supporters A supporter is someone who decides to support the project by donating about $225 for a film credit, paid in advance or in monthly terms via subscription. For teams and companies we offer group discounts (25 to 40%). In total we added about 250 Supporters this way. To weight our Bronze/Silver/Gold sponsors similar to […]


The beacon of hope

2 May, 2014 |  44  

The Blender project and the Blender Foundation are a lighting example for many. People have high expectations of what we do at They love the software, the freedom, the community, the responsive developers online, and hanging out together. During the past 7 weeks, the Gooseberry campaign has whipped up a lot of energy in […]


Reactions from supporters

30 April, 2014 |  6  

I took an hour to copy quotes from emails I’m exchanging about Gooseberry recently. Just to share with everyone how much Blender and our films mean for people. (USA)  You must already know that the dev community you’ve got is MUCH more responsive, professional and humane compared to any other out there. (…) The Blender […]


Writing for Gooseberry

25 April, 2014 |  19  

Writer Esther Wouda and director Mathieu Auvray meet in a Paris Laundromat to discuss the writing process of the Gooseberry Project.


Last two weeks

25 April, 2014 |  2  

After the sprint to get us over the 3000 mark, we’ve had quite a relaxed week. That doesn’t mean we’re sitting still! Everything is (and keeps being) targeted at driving more traffic to the Gooseberry campaign site.  This will get built up during the next few days, and increases in the course of the coming […]


After the rain

23 April, 2014 |  10  

Here’s a wonderful promo clip made by Nita Ravalji – team Vivify, Mumbai. She’s amazing!


3000 Supporters in: Campaign extended!

18 April, 2014 |  14  

In the past four days we had a big boost in our funding – we passed the 50% startup funding  target, and passed the 3000 “Supporters” milestone (which is people who subscribed to Blender Cloud, or who pledged for a film credit). Plan B – just do a great short film together – goes to […]


Meanwhile, in Mumbai

15 April, 2014 |  11  

By Pratik Solanki,  from our partner Studio Vivify in Mumbai, India.