The short animation movie Cosmos Laundromat has won the jury’s choice award for ‘Best Animation Short’, during the Siggraph Computer Animation Festival. Cosmos Laundromat was directed by Ton Roosendaal, as a part of the Blender organization.
In this short, Franck, a depressed sheep, sees only one way out of his boring life, until he meets with the quirky salesman Victor, who offers him any life he ever wanted. The piece was created as a pilot for a feature film project that, if it happens, will be the first free, open-source animated production. Give yourself a well deserved break and spend 12 minutes watching this funny, and well-edited short:
Ton Roosendaal is a Dutch software developer. He is known as the original creator of the open-source 3D creation suite Blender and Traces, he is also known as the chairman of the Blender Foundation, and for pioneering large scale open-content projects. In 2007 he established the Blender Institute in Amsterdam, where he works on coordinating Blender development, publishing manuals and DVD training, and organizing 3D animation and game projects.
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
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