Promotion Studios have finished a new commercial which include some cool Blender fluids.
Matt Ebb writes:
We've just finished a recent TVC project that's now airing in the US for Striderite Slimers shoes. It involved a fair bit of fluid sim, which we did in Blender, along with all the animation and rendering.
We used Max for modelling, and Blender for fluid sim, animation and rendering.
Check it out hereÂ (includes video).
Awesome. I'd be interested in seeing the lighting setup, with how the fluid glows.
This was done in Blender? Wow, I just saw this commercial a couple days ago actually, pretty cool :)
Looks good. I wonder what other things ProMotion has done with Blender? Did anyone else watch their reel?
i think i saw this on cgtalk.. they used 3dsmax mainly and then blender for the fluid sim..
Aha, thanks for the info dyf!
totally awesome !!!!
Very Nice. The great thing about this spot is that it was done for a big-time brand. That means that next time someone says we should use maya or max for production because they're 'professional", i can show them this.
@dyf: "We used Max for modelling, and Blender for fluid sim, animation and rendering.". That's what Matt Ebb wrote on Cgtalk.
I just saw this commercial the other day! I had no idea! That is just too awesome...
Great work guys, wonderful to see this finished, it looks fantastic!
Maybe when Blender has its overhaul of modelling system we will see more modelling done in Blender also!
This is the first blender ad (that I've seen) in English! And also from a big company. Yay!
TaoTeCheese: as far as the lighting setup on that last shot goes, it's an area light and hemi for the overall green key/fill light, with maybe 6 or 8 inverse square falloff omni lamps with soft shadows sprinkled around near the slime patches, to emit light from the slime on to the ground and shoes. An from there, the extra glowing on top of that was done in comp.
AWESOME! I SAW THIS ON TV A WHILE AGO!!!!!!!!
Nice! Although they appear to have a reflection/shadow problem with the slime in the first scene. Some bits are dark, some bits aren't. Weird.
But I like the fast paced editing and music. Also the lighting is awesome :)
you can read more about this project here :
"...and we rebuilt Blender to include a multi threaded version of the fluid engine at 64 bits to maximise our ram and CPU usage..."
So... anybody know how long all of us non-programmers have to wait for multi-threaded fluids?
Even Nick! is getting into ProMotion Studios (a.k.a. Blender).
It seems like a lot of people are doing it that way re the Max + Blender pairing. What is it about Max's modeling that makes it a better choice for modeling currently?
I think it is not so much a matter of Max being better for modeling. IK think it is more of the matter of the modeler at the studio knows and used Max and the compositor guy uses blender lots.
Cool!! I hope I see it soon (I don't watch a whole lot of TV)!!
"We used Max for modelling"... They wanted to suffer a little. ;) Not everything so easy...
Great work guys!
This is great work! I will be on the look out on the various Nickelodeon Channels for this. And most big-studio setups do have more than one program in use to help get things done. I use Wings3d and Blender 2.47.
Max excels at product/hard surface modeling, there's almost no beating it. As much as I love blender, I cant stay out of max for product modeling. That being said, blender kills any other app for character models!
Most specifically, the connect/bevel tools, and modifier toolset. Also robust splines.
yeah, blender has the problem that if you have a smooth model and you subsurf it more, it shrinks. which is a problem for product models.
what we need is a full Tv show produce with blender - now thats is getting in the arena!
YEAH! IT'S SO COOL
The funny thing is that when I saw it for the first time, I thought that "man they should use Blender for that. Ah well, they probably used some really expensive software." Lo and behold they did use Blender. Good to hear!
Always great to see commercial Blender work!
Awesome work there - I haven't seen this on Nick yet, but I will keep an eye out for it now!
hi, how did you did it?, the fluid with the model mesh?.
great work, professional work
Time noticed: 0814 on Nick right after the Fairly Oddparents 'Icky Vicky' episode.
Why use max for modeling? I have used Max, Maya and Blender. Blender is by far the best modeler in the lot from my point of view. I found max too slow. Since they were using blender for everything else, just model in blender too.
IMO, as much as this should be a "heads-up" to the max/maya/etc. crowd about Blender's capabilities, it should also be a heads-up to the Blender team that "pros need glows"!!!! Having to defer it to post-production is such a drag!
BTW, advertising sucks. Do not watch. Do not buy.
thanks for the kind comments!
visitor, actually personally I much prefer doing glows in comp. It's easier to tweak, especially in this case - it's not a single glowing material, I actually took all the greens of a specific hue/shade out of the colour pass and glowed those together (across all materials and also image textures in the scene). This would have been a lot more complicated to achieve and tweak if it were a material setting. anyways :)
This is great to see blender used for a big comercial. I think the animation does need more work. I dont think it looks "real" enough! Am I the only that thinks this??
Bloody awesome stuff. The rendering was very impressive. I can't believe it was actually done in Blender.