Big Buck Bunny tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps… and the rabbit ain’t no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents a comical revenge.
Big Buck Bunny is an animation, created in Blender – an open source 3d art program. I tried Blender many moons ago and it was painful to use. I suspect that’s because I was warped by my excessive user of 3d Studio Max. However the unintuitive interface doesn’t seem to have slowed down the amazing artists who created Big Buck Bunny.
The animation was commissioned by the Blender Foundation and has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license – which means you can do whatever you like with the video, as long as the credits are left intact.
The animation is fantastic, even more so when you consider the lack of expensive high end software.
Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who also likes to build websites, and develop games. He also buys way too much Lego.