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Assembly 2010 Short Film winners


Two Blender shorts (well, one of them was made 'mostly' in Blender') made 2nd and 3rd place at the Short Film competition at Assembly 2010. Assembly is Finland’s largest computer festival.

Manu Järvinen wrote:

The just finished Assembly Summer 2010 demoparty released the results of the Short Film competition. The short film in the third place, called HBC-00009: Space Funk Rock, was mostly made in Blender and the short film in the second place, called What is Love, was fully made in Blender.

What is Love by Pistoke

HBC-00009: Space Funk Rock by ½-bit Cheese

About the Author

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. wow both are very cool i prefer the second one which is really beatyful
    does anyone know with wich software it was rendered? is it blender render?
    awsome work

  2. Enzio: Everything else is Blender render, except for the gas planet scenes, and the intro to the DJ planet (which were done in Maya).

  3. Congrats to your placing. As for my personal opinion, I find the animation and story very lacking. I stuck around because I don't want to risk missing a climatic ending. It was a anti climax though. 3 plusses: the camera direction is ok, the lighting is good and you got to love those Amiga/ C64 music. It took me back to yonder days.

    The second one is nice. Makes for a good music video or a background loop at Pizza Planet.

  4. These are really nice animations, great job! the song in " what is love " goes in really nicely with the animation. does anyone know the name of the song?

  5. Render is so neat on the first one that is untrue.
    The effect on the second video are next to nothing.

    Great Great work.

    Which make me think that in blender there are very different
    world. Amateurs and Professionals

    And for people like me who have been using blender for 4 years
    now, no matter what resources I buy
    (With all the Books Dvds I have in blender I could probably open a blender e shop)

    it is very hard to step into that professional looking render/modelling.

    Although Blender is open source and all the rest, it does not make
    any difference.

    That is why I am very happy that guys like Andrew Price and Kernon Dillon exist,#
    There don't just show you the render and say: Hey guys look what I can do!!!
    There get they hands durty and show you how to get the Job done.
    There really give tips to make your work look like finish professional product.

    check these guys out : (Kernon Dillon)
    and (Andrew price)


  6. Great entries! Loved both of them. :)

    Btw, people from hbc like maxon, zagupi, felor, migugi, ... are 3D veterans, a pure inspiration. I wonder, how long have you guys been into 3D?

  7. CONGRAT'S!!!

    Both are excellent in using strong ideas, being stylistically tight, and are a joy to watch right through!
    The first would make an excellent TV advertisement (if cut for one) and the second could be a music vid on tv.

    But both are perfect as they are!
    No crits! Superb uses of Blender.

    I can't wait to get to Europe and to a demoparty!!!!!!!!

  8. @V1ntage, I have been doing 3D for about 2 years. And the others more or less but none of us have any education on the subject. So we're not professionals or anything :)

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

  9. @V1ntage, as for myself (maxon), I've been doing 3D from year 2005, which is 5 years. I think it's pretty much the same for all the 3D-members of our group.
    However, this was the first short for me in which I used Blender and Ubuntu.

  10. Congratulations! :))

    I liked What is Love by Pistoke especially for the story but Space Funk Rock by ½-bit Cheese is really jaw-dropping! Fantstic imagination and effects!

  11. I thought they were both pretty good. The first one was funny and had awesome music and the second one looked pretty awesome and also had pretty good music. Well done :)

  12. Hi there,

    man i like both of them. Very nicely done, good timing, good visuals ;-)
    But what was even more astonishing was the sound track from the first one!! -> I love it !

    please mail me if there are more tracks like this, i want to hear them all :-)


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