One of the leaders embracing the sharing economy is the Blender community. Blender is a public project, made by hundreds of people from around the world. Studios, individual artists, professionals and hobbyists, scientists, students, VFX experts, animators, game artists, modders and more.

To showcase the wealth of talent and their collaborative powerhouse, the Blender community have released Spring, a short film produced by Blender Animation Studio.

Spring is the story of a shepherd girl and her dog, who face ancient spirits in order to continue the cycle of life. This poetic and visually stunning short film was written and directed by Andy Goralczyk, inspired by his childhood in the mountains of Germany.

The Spring team used the development version of Blender 2.80 for the entire production, before the software was in official Beta even. As for all of Blender’s Open Movies, the entire production process and all its source files are being shared on the production platform Blender Cloud.

Director: Andy Goralczyk

Producer: Francesco Siddi

Executive producer: Ton Roosendaal

Music: Torin Borrowdale

Sound: Sander Houtman

Concept art: David Revoy

Animation director: Hjalti Hjalmarsson

Modeling and shading: Julien Kaspar

Animation: Ignacio Conesa, Nathan Dillow, Pablo Fournier

Rigging: Juan Pablo Bouza

Lighting and effects: Pablo Vazquez, Sam Van Hulle

Software and Pipeline: Brecht van Lommel, Jacques Lucke, Jeroen Bakker, Sergey Sharybin, Sybren Stüvel, Tobias Johansson

Rendering IT4INNOVATION VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

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Blender is Free to use for any purpose, forever.

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