I am looking forward to the Mango Open Movie project, but the Tomato branch of Blender has been moving on nicely.
There’s one person who used this branch to astounding effect. A user named tomoasks has made this very realistic video of the Buffalo’s mascot. If you’re wondering what the Buffalo’s are, they are a baseball team in Japan.
I embedded two videos here, the first by tomoasks (in blender) and an actual recorded video of the mascots dancing their team song. If Tom can get hold of this guy for Mango, wouldn’t it be real great!
Below is an actual video recording: