I was recently pondering Elephants Dream. That film is such an inspiration to aspiring Blenderists, but I think for many it is still a mystery as to how it was created. I know I was overwhealmed when I opened many of the .blend files. It’s great that they made the film open source, but I think the anatomy of it is still above the heads of most users.
So what to do?
I was thinking of how cool it would be if there was a DVD that walked through the structure of the film and the workflow used to produce it. I know there is a “making of” documentary about the people who created the film, and it touches on the creative process and evolution of the story, but as far as I know nobody has really broken down the technical workings of the film. I think if a massive tutorial explaining how Elephants Dream was made, we would see more studios releasing Blender-made films, which would be an exciting thing for the Blender community.
What do you all think?