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Project Orange - Open Source Movie

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    sbc

    Project Orange. Ambitious. A movie to be made using open source technology, with the resulting movie being open source as well. Tools to be used for doing this: Blender (3D design suite), Yafray (raytracer), Python (Object Orientated programming language), Verse (distributed 3D graphics network protocol), Gimp (image manipulation tool), and Cinepaint (previously known as FilmGimp, image tool for working with film, used on The Last Samurai) and whatever else may be appropriate.

    Will it be a good movie, or end up losing momentum and development stopping? Not really a threat to Pixar or Dreamworks, but may be good for those who want to get into this type of work. I wonder what it will be about?

    Project Orange : Toward the first open source movie

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    W3bbo

    Is the script open-source as well?

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    Manip

    IMO it is a stupid idea.

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    W3bbo

    Manip wrote:
    IMO it is a stupid idea.


    ....because?

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    sbc

    W3bbo wrote:
    Is the script open-source as well?

    I assume so if the whole movie is to be open source. Check the planning page to see the roadmap.

    I don't see why anyone would want this to fail. Except those that are against open source for whatever reason.

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    sbc

    Beer28 wrote:
    sbc wrote:Project Orange. Ambitious. A movie to be made using open source technology, with the resulting movie being open source as well. Tools to be used for doing this: Blender (3D design suite), Yafray (raytracer), Python (Object Orientated programming language), Verse (distributed 3D graphics network protocol), Gimp (image manipulation tool), and Cinepaint (previously known as FilmGimp, image tool for working with film, used on The Last Samurai) and whatever else may be appropriate.

    Will it be a good movie, or end up losing momentum and development stopping? Not really a threat to Pixar or Dreamworks, but may be good for those who want to get into this type of work. I wonder what it will be about?

    Project Orange : Toward the first open source movie


    Alot of those tools are the same ones I use. Cinerella is another good one for frame rendering. It can farm several linux machines together to render video frames.

    Perhaps you could get your name in the credits?

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    Manip

    W3bbo wrote:
    Manip wrote: IMO it is a stupid idea.


    ....because?


    What is the relationship between using open source tools and a movie production?

    There is an attitude VERY common angst engineering types -- "The tools make the product" -- where there is no creativity or originality; they believe we have the perfect tools so we will create the perfect product from them.

    A product is produced *USING* tools, not *BY* tools.

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    Loadsgood

    Manip wrote:
    What is the relationship between using open source tools and a movie production?

    There is an attitude VERY common angst engineering types -- "The tools make the product" -- where there is no creativity or originality; they believe we have the perfect tools so we will create the perfect product from them.

    A product is produced *USING* tools, not *BY* tools.


    But they are not just using open source tools but also open sourcing the movie. Is that stupid also?



    Would it not help new and up-coming movie makers to open source a movie?
    Loadsgood.

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    Manip

    Loadsgood wrote:


    But they are not just using open source tools but also open sourcing the movie. Is that stupid also?



    Would it not help new and up-coming movie makers to open source a movie?
    Loadsgood.


    What the hell is "open sourcing" the movie?! That just sounds stupid, not least of all because a movie doesn't have any source.

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    Steve411

    hm, i'd consider private Sprite fShooter_Sprite; as some code in the movie. Tongue Out

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    Loadsgood

    Manip wrote:
    What the hell is "open sourcing" the movie?! That just sounds stupid, not least of all because a movie doesn't have any source.


    Are you that ignorant you don't know the difference between open source and closed? The source of this movie is the 3D objects and animations plus whatever else they use to wack together an animated movie.


    Source doesn't always have to refer to code.
    Loadsgood.

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