Category Archives: Personal Journal

This category has all my personal things which I have done in Blender.

First Work Ever

Seeing as we have been so busy with filming Project Firestorm and have not had much time to do any new work with Blender, I thought I’d share some old work I’ve done…like REALLY old! So here’s the first thing … Continue reading

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Project Firestorm: Post-production

Well I’d say it’s about time for an update. Although nothing has been happening on the blog lately, we have been busy with filming all the scenes except for one, and so we have (mostly) moved into post-production. We will … Continue reading

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Fishing Reel: The Making Of

This making of Fishing Reel post should give you an idea of how I finally finished this two-year project. It’s as much for my benefit as anyone’s (so I have a record of it), but you should hopefully find a … Continue reading

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Fishing Reel – A Short Film

So, after two years, many versions of Blender, and a lot of challenges and learning experiences, I am very happy to finally declare Fishing Reel finished! Making-Of post: http://blendermotion.com/2012/11/27/fishing-reel-the-making-of/ Fishing Reel started as a test idea more than anything, as … Continue reading

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Fishing Reel: Scene 5

After a surprisingly short time, I’ve finished the animation for scene 5, rendered it out, and added the soundtrack. I’m so stoked that the end of this two-year project is finally in sight! I’m not completely happy with the animation, … Continue reading

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Fishing Reel: Scene 5 Lighting

I’ve finally been able to get back into Blender again (yay), and I am in the middle of finishing the animation for scene 5! Once that’s finished (in a matter of days), all I have to do is edit it … Continue reading

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3DS Max Short Film (Cert III project)

Instead of working on my short film, Fishing Reel, I’ve been madly working on a Certificate III course in animation that I’ve been trying to get finished ASAP. As part of the course, I have had to create a couple … Continue reading

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Fishing Reel: Scene 2

Well, it’s taken a while, but scene 2 is now finished. Yay! It uses the bridge set, which is the most complicated, so it takes a while to render, but it’s not too bad. I’ve improved the walk cycle and … Continue reading

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Fishing Reel: Built Bridge Set

Woohoo! The bridge set should be basically finished now! It’s by far the biggest set in the short film, at over 18,000,000 vertices (using instancing), and here it is… I learned so much from building this set, like how useful … Continue reading

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Fishing Reel: Second Street Scene

I’ve now basically finished the visuals for the second street scene (scene 3). I still need to touch up a couple of parts, but this is mostly it. Now that all the shots that use the street scene are finished, … Continue reading

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