Those “3D progress” showing just like you’d find in some bonus materials for anime…
Rendered in Blender with Cycles with the Principled Shader.
Sintel is Open Movie project developed by Blender Institute. In case you are not familiar with the concept, it is movie created mostly (other than some audio production) using open source software, prominently, Blender, the 3D production software.
If you haven’t seen it, here it is on youtube…
Sintel is a little than 15 minutes in length, and I felt it is little too rushed, making it hard to get relationship between Sintel (protagonist of this movie) and Scales (dragon) are being developed. I guess they have packed too much drama into 15 minutes. But other than that, I think the art and music is excellent, and I recommend everyone to check it out.
Blender 2.5 was (and still is) being developed alongside development of this movie.
Oh, also, my name is credited in their DVD sponsor section, for pre-ordering DVD. (wow, that was more than a year ago.)
So, yeah, checkout Sintel, and if you haven’t already, buy a DVD box! (It’s actually 4 disc set with all the production assets included!)