Blender is an open source 3D animation software that runs on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. The software has created a large number of followers around the world. Being at par with commercial grade 3D animation software, it has been used commercially. A popular example would be the movie Spiderman 2.
Talented Filipino animators have also been using Blender and has resulted into a community of users. Below’s a video sample created by a Filipino animator named “Reynante”. He actually uses other open source software like Gimp, Audacity and VirtualDub for his creative work.
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These animators can be found frequenting the Pinoy Blender forum which has become a showroom of their works and a place to help each other use Blender.