James Neal from RedCartel talks about the use of Blender in their production pipeline and about the creation of their Gecko commercials.
In late 2006, I met Matt Ebb, who is an Australian guy passionate about open source 3d and Blender and has been heavily involved with the development of those tools. I was already exploring our studio's options for future toolsets and I was inspired by the software and his attitude, so I hired him to help build that pipeline for us. The first major piece we delivered using Blender was called â€˜The Lighthouse', a short film for the Responsibility Project, during which the toolset really shined. The learning curve, under Matt's guidance, was not a big hurdle for our artists.
What's up with the new name?
RedCartel is a new name for a merger between ProMotion and another Sydney studio called Twitch. So effectively ProMotion is no more and Redcartel is our studio name.