Blender is an amazing open source animation and rendering program. It includes Python scripting to allow user programmable functionality and effects.

Learning Blender Cycles

Finally got around to learning version Blender 2.6+. Quite a few interface changes plus the Cycles renderer.

Animation test

Here are a couple of short test clips I made using Blender 2.49b as a test for an animation I have been working on for while when time permits.

Demonstration of simple canon fire:

Demonstration of a model boat on waves: