Film production driven open source development
The Blender project - open source 3d creation - has taken off very well in professional areas in the past decade. One of the main success factors was establishing the Blender Institute in Amsterdam, with a studio where artists and developers work together on making compelling short animated films - while developing and testing a complete free and open software creation pipeline. Company founder and original Blender creator Ton Roosendaal will present a couple of development highlights and a vision of how to further grow Blender and open source development in the next decade.
Ton Roosendaal is a Dutch software developer and film producer. He is known as the original creator of the open-source 3D creation suite Blender, 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.