I think I’m going to have to dig through my old photographs, or perhaps even my wedding photos, and having a bit of parallax fun. It will involve taking a still image and making it have depth and perspective and even moving the subjects. Am definitely inspired by this. A Blender tutorial was posted here.
Here’s a neat timelapse of demonstrating Blender‘s sculpting capabilities using the Multiresolution modifier to create a torso.
Here’s a remarkable timelapse from beginning to end of modeling the bust of a bulldog using Blender’s sculpting tools. Definitely inspiring if you want to see Blender’s sculpting and Dynamic Topology capabilities in action.
Here’s a cute short created with Blender, with some work with Photoshop and After Effects. It was a senior thesis project but was masterfully produced. According to the description, it is “a magical tale based on the Chango myth explaining how the mist of the city of Antofagasta (known locals as the Camanchaca) came to be.”
It was just a matter of time. We’ve no doubt seen proposals written in the air with smoke, recorded into music videos, written on the ground while sky-diving, on the big screen at sports events and much more. With all the wacky antics of creative love-struck proposing going on, I found this eloquent and cute…
They only had five days to produce the CG for this short clip for the Film Riot Movie Challenge, all done in Blender. But it came out spectacular, IMHO. And anything with dinosaurs just has to be cool. The end result was a convincing recreation of the initial T-Rex scene in Jurassic Park. Here is the breakdown of how the T-Rex was made and animated for it.
Integrating a model convincingly into an actual video shot is definitely a challenge. Especially when you have elements in the video that’s moving, the camera is moving, the lighting is diffused and the model has specific movements required to enhance it’s realism. In this case, the road was a little bumpy and the car had to move over it like you’d expect it to, with the suspension moving with the irregularities in the road and the car rocking slightly as a result. Very subtle. A lot of work for a few seconds but with remarkable results.
I really like timelapses. I’m familiar enough with Blender to be able to riddle things out as I watch the person work and there’s always some little gem I pick up in there along the way. This one is a timelapse of the creation of a Nokia 3310 phone. I modeled my HTC not long ago – should probably do something with it and put it in my gallery.
Here’s a very short clip with a breakdown where a video of a photograph being handled was retouched, changing the image of the photograph and re-integrating it back into the scene. More info can be found here.