A blogroll on our efforts to create an 8 min (OPEN MOVIE) animation short on the absolutely free Animux pipeline.


“Production is not the application of tools to materials, but logic to work” ….. Peter F. Drucker

List of Tools to be used on this project.


  • Celtx: for script development/storyboard layout
  • Open Office/Abiword: for script development
  • Gimp : Initial environment mockups/ character development/design
  • Pencil/Ktoon : Creating the animatic


  • Blender : Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing
  • Gimp: Textures
  • Inkscape: Textures
  • DrQueue: Render farm manager
  • FarmerJoe : Render farm manager (backup)
  • Bazaar/SVN: Version control system
  • ADAM : Digital Asset Manager
  • Animux: Animator Desktop OS (backup/restore/day-to-day ops), diskless render nodes, data servers
  • Aqsis/Pixie/Yafray/Lux/Sunflow : Single shot renders
  • Mosaic: Blender to Renderman
  • DJ Viewer/Cinepaint: openEXR Viewing/Editing for HD


  • Gimp-GAP: Converting render output into Video
  • Blender : Compositing
  • Audacity: Sound Engineering
  • HandBrake/AviDemux : Video conversions