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Just What Does It Take To Comp a Shot?


100_08_Step02_thumb.jpgThe new node-based Compositor was used in Elephants Dream to composite the stunning visuals. Now that Blender 2.42 has been released, everyone can use it and I figured it would be nice to provide some background reading on the subject.

The article 'Just What Does It Take To Comp a Shot?' describes the process that was used to create the special effects sequences in a “King Kong” sequence in the film Date Movie, a comedy from “2 of the writers of Scary Movie”.'

There's nothing Blender related inside, but if you want to start using the new functionality I recommend that you read this first. Besides, you'll get to see a pretty girl being poked at with a stick ;-)

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Hi Renato,

    The first one (the bridge) took quite some time, though it's hard to give an exact figure (my memory's not so great, the time kinda blended with lighting, and many things were in development at that time too, crashing bugs preventing work, etc. etc.). I think it was around 1~2~3 days though.

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