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Apa the Etruscan and 2700 years of Bologna History

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An accurate reconstruction of Bologna history by CINECA. (This video is just the first few minutes of the full movie).

CINECA writes:

Apa the Etruscan and 2700 years of Bologna History, a joint production Cineca and Genus Bononiae, is the first 3D stereoscopic Blender-made movie with high historical standards applied to an entire city with four different geo-referenced scenarios and seven historical periods: Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, XVII and XVIII century and the present day.
The methodology developed for this inter-disciplinary realization used only open source tools, except for City Engine adopted in the procedural modelling. The movie is currently shown at the Museo della Storia di Bologna.

Technical details:

The production repository consists in more then 10.000 files for 15GB (circa 380 Blender files), 18 scenes, 100 shots for a two year work involving 40 people

Total running time: 15’59’’

Blender versions:

  • Blender 2.49b for modelling, rigging, compositing and rendering with self-developed stereo camera
  • Blender 2.50alpha for experimental volumetric cloud effects
  • Blender 2.61 for video editing

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  • Guitar

    Wonderful!
    Love the lighting and color.

  • Walshlg

    beautiful! Thank you, I hope that you also post a 3D version

  • johnj

    sòrbole! i want more!

  • Indy

    Why stereoscopic version on YouTube is only converted? Could you post also stereo3d version?

  • Email

    Fantastic

  • MariaChiara

    Here is part of the making-of with sub-titles in English
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwYW2OXAw0g

  • http://3d-synthesis.com/ Philippe ROUBAL

    Great work ! Huge world !

  • Kirill Poltavets

    Awesome! :D  I would like to see English subs also...

    • Kirill Poltavets

      Ah... I missed the option in YouTube, sorry!

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