Make CG movies history by contributing to the Gooseberry Project


The Blender Foundation, two weeks ago, started the most ambitious project for the whole Blender community to date: to develop an animation movie by hiring the most talented animation studios around the world and involving them in the making of a short film. But this can only be done by achieving the 10.000 subscribers milestone for the new Blender Cloud service and there are only 19 days left!

I was one of the first 100 subscribers to the cloud and I can ensure you that is immensely worth the initial 45€ price and the 10€ renewal price after the first three month of subscription. For that price you get all the videos and assets from the previous open movies and also from the dvd courses from the Blender Foundation. In the next months, when the production of the movie will begin, you will also have complete access to the project material, from the early sketches to the final output. You will be able to follow step by step the whole process during the eighteen months of development.

So don’t esitate and get involved in the gigantic Gooseberry Project and help Blender to grow larger and better every day!


Eclisse lamp model, now in free download!

Eclisse on SketchFab

I finally uploaded the Eclisse lamp model on BlendSwap! I took this new upload also to start using the really nice SketchFab service for in browser 3d models showcase. Here the link to the Eclisse lamp on SketchFab.

Head on BlendSwap here to download the model and visit my sparkling new profile on SketchFab here!

Business Model Canvas template for Google Docs

BMCanvas templateYesterday I’ve been at WESTARTER meeting in Bologna. During the afternoon, I’ve been part of a Contamination Lab where we discussed for few hours about my “boardgames for the blinds” project. There were very different people in the group, like designers, startuppers, mathematicians and so on, and discussing with them has been really important, because they gave me a lot of feedbacks and advices. After discussing every part of the project we had to fill a poster with a lot of post its, where we wrote down in few words the key aspects. This is called Business Model Canvas and maybe you will find it useful as I found it yesterday. So I prepared a digital version that you can download or copy to your gmail account for free! The digital version is pretty useful if you wanna make some change at any time, or when you are talking to your group mates on Skype.

Click here for the Business Model Canvas template

Here a quick video that explains what this is all about.