By James Campbell.
This is an animated short I created in only six days animated and rendered using Blender. Depth of field was also done in blender. The ability to transfer camera data from Blender to After Effects was invaluable. The HD rendering was fast due to the chosen style about 8 seconds a frame and only slowed down when calculating the vector motion blur.
The pose tools are the best I’ve every used and allow you to animate at an amazing speed. The other feature that doesn’t get talked about much is the ability to zoom in on your camera view. This allows you to animate and see details that normally get missed and in other packages you have to switch views to clean up. I’ve used almost all of the big packages in production (Max, Maya, softimage, Lightwave) and the current version of blender gives them all a run for their money. People love to compare features among the packages but forget that 90% of what they do uses only the base program. I’m now fully converted to blender and can’t go back.
Hope you enjoy it.