Andrew Price writes:
It's always been a dream of mine to create an animated short, and with this year's Blender film festival close by I couldn't think of a better time.
The M4 Carbine has been the weapon of choice for US soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001, and is still used today. The meaning of the film is open to interpretation, but I've always found an interest with the war in the middle east and our involvement with it. I wanted the film to be politically evocative, yet aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to watch.
[...] as a bonus for being a Blender Guru reader, I'm giving you the M4 Carbine model free. This includes all materials, textures, node setups, bullet shells, muzzle flashes, tracers and smoke effects from the short.