Spring is the first Blender Open Movie directed and written by¬†Andy Goralczyk. It’s a poetic short film about a mountain spirit and her little dog. Together they bring spring to the valleys after a long and dark winter in the mountains. The film’s art direction is in the hands of David Revoy – who worked on three of our short films as concept artist before.

Aligned with Blender 2.8

The Spring team used the development version of Blender 2.80 for the entire production, even before the software was in official Beta.

Aligned with CyclesPhi v2.8

We modified Blender 2.8 Cycles for HPC Environment. It supports:

  • OpenMP
  • MPI
  • Sockets
  • Intel Xeon Phi with symmetric mode (KNC, KNL)
  • Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi with Intel IMCI and Intel AVX-512

Source code: https://code.it4i.cz/blender/cyclesphi280


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