Kickoff Workshop: Day 4

by - 2012/03/08 42 Comments Production

Quit blender!

We’re releasing today’s video amidst quiet protests from the team. Once you get this close to done, it’s hard to release it before it’s all polished and perfect (and understandably so! The closer we get to the end, the harder it is for the community to know what’s done or not). But! We’re uploading the video every day, and here’s where we’re at! As usual, lots of shots are actually further along than they appear; most all the destruction simulation and shards are completed- they just aren’t rendering at the moment.

A lot of work left for Friday, but definitely manageable! We’re making sure everything necessary is being sent to the render farm tonight, so we can lay in the image sequences tomorrow! We still have one shot left that really needs a bit of work, but with everyone working together tomorrow morning, it should totally come together.

Stay tuned for the final!

  1. Jonathan says:

    Love it! Haha, what a great little project :)

  2. Manuel says:

    Nice one!
    Can’t wait for tomorrow,
    i fear i wont be able to watch it before saturday though due to my schedule.

  3. FreDre says:

    IMO the close-ups from 0:35/0:39 should be cut off, or just put one of them when they are fully standing

    Can’t wait to see the rest

  4. Tycho says:

    Whaaa impressive :)
    Just in the scene where the panel appears, it only reflect on the robot. I guess you don’t put a plane in the table to receive this new glossy. More awesome would it be if you quick model the cup in the table to add some new shadow. The fragments seems to stay in the air.
    I benign to understand how long it is to track complex scene …

  5. Carol says:

    Love watching how it all comes together — the new additions each day.

  6. Adam says:

    Bahahahahaa Awesome stuff guys.

  7. Praveen Leonard says:

    Can’t wait for tomorrow…
    i Fell in love with that robot…
    Does any free tutorial after completing the this little Five days project??
    Oh no Please give me some tutorial about Shading/Texturing the Robot and Compositing the Robot.. Or Destruction Tutorial.. All the best for the whole team..

  8. WTomi says:

    Siddi I think I totally missed to see your actor talents :-)
    Amazing and great to see how much fun you have.
    I love this end, where the screaming blends into this beautiful pacman-like music :-)

  9. Eibriel says:

    Now I understand!!!!

  10. jhon says:

    List of stupid things in the SUB SHORT FILM

    -1.Why are the first two actors are wearing 3D glasses????
    -2.Why are the weapons fake??trying to make us laugh???
    -3.Why when when at 0:34 the three robots animation are repeated??
    -4.Why when the robot innervates for the second time the fracture simulation looks like rolling dog poops?
    -5.Why is the smoke density so light and transparent??????
    -6.Why the music(staybuday) start increasing when all of them are screaming in the office??
    -7.The film needed to finished in the building not outside..with pointing mouses doing none action..

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  12. jhon says:

    try to fix those things tomorrow its an order

  13. jhon says:

    the ending was the worst thing ever of this sub sub sub

  14. jhon says:

    these where my last comments..
    sorry for everything.just wanted to make the project more tense

    • Dusty says:

      I think you might be missing the spirit of this…. it’s just a bit of fun to test out how the team and the tech will work together.

      It’s not meant to be an oscar winning short….

      The script was supposed to be basic, and they only had 5 days to make it.

  15. Lee says:

    jhon you will come to understand Ians fun style of filmmaking, also, they made this in 4 days, mostly to work out technical pipeline I might add. I thought it was fantastic and I lol’d =D

  16. 3pointedit says:

    Amazing work guys, can’t believe this is just 4 days!
    Ian, the VSE flies along with the new script from Turi. It bundles all his cool addons into one.

    Distribute function is great for story boarding an image sequence!

    • ian says:

      Oh wow- those are some powerful scripts! I don’t think I’ll use that for this project, but I think it’ll be a life saver on Mango! Thanks

  17. David Jordan says:

    Whoa, this is lots of fun now! I’m looking forward to seeing this with a bit more polish on it. Now I know there’s lots of little quibbles to be made about dog poop and lack of particle effects, but this is a little test, and it’s quite entertaining for what it is! Nice work!

  18. Dusty says:

    Still cracks me up…. !!! Looking better every time!

  19. Christoph Pöhler aka Dracio says:

    The Big Robot is very Impresiv…
    Howe did you rigged the Tentacel?
    With B Bons or bye using Cours?
    Are the Tentacels are able to extend I mead have they a fixed leght did they go ever on if you like?

  20. PhysicsGuy says:

    I really like the robot and the floating dialogue window!

  21. jhon says:

    I am trolling i am adding negative comments.ones in a while

    • Another Daniel says:

      For everyone wondering what “trolling” means:

      “Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it’s the internet and, hey, you can.
      Guy: ‘I just found the coolest ninja pencil in existence.’
      Other Guy: ‘I just found the most retarded thread in existence.’ ”

      (taken from

      This kind of comments seems to be meant destructive or simply not serious.

  22. jhon says:

    I planning to add one in Post Production of the real one..
    Reason:”Might help you guys and adds something in alll the positive’s ONES”

  23. jhon says:

    i am not trolling

  24. jhon says:

    mango sucks

  25. Jonathan says:

    The robot has so much character. Adorable AND frightening at the same time! LOVE IT

  26. Gianmichele says:

    So? Is it done?

    Sorry just wanted to add a bit more pressure :)

    Have fun guys, that’s the most important thing to make a good short, being it just a study or a serious one.

    BTW: isn’t about time to have a twitter account for Mango?