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OpenVisualFX tutorial: 2D Tracking for Compositing in Blender

It has been a wile since I last posted, but I come bearing gifts…



It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Blender.  It has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and the professionals are starting to take notice… Enter Sean Kennedy.  Sean recently started up a blog and has been kind enough to release his 2D tracking tutorial for Blender. OK, so it has been buried in CG Cookie‘s archive for a while, but it’s great to see such Blender and other open source source software being being shown as a viable alternative to propriety software.

In other news, Toonz (now OpenToonz), the animation software as used by animation legends Studio Ghibli and others has just been released as open source software. Such classics as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and even Futurama were created using Toonz. There does not seem to be a Linux version yet, but as it was originally written for Irix systems, and it is Open Source, I guess it is only a matter of time before it is ported.