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Video: Si Nini


Johan Tri Handoyo has released his animation 'Si Nin', the basis of his upcoming training video.

Johan writes:

Here's the synopsis :

"Si Nini" tells the story of an old Jamu Seller living in the suburban. In this story, Nini was angry because the customer slips away without paying for the potion she made. The potion gave enourmous strength to one who drinks it, thanks to a drop of secret ingredient Nini put in it.

Now what will happen when you drink the whole bottle of the secret ingredient? Nini isn't willing to let the customer getting away that easily.

What is Jamu anyway ?

The unique herbal remedies from Indonesia, which evidently potent to cure anything for many centuries.

The name of ‘Jamu‘

Javanese calls Jamu for herbal remedies, without chemist material as additive. Jamu has traditional connotation, because Jamu is ancient tradition, before modern pharmacology comes in Indonesia. Some formulas have a hundred years old and are used until now.

Thanks a lot,


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  1. I definitely think the style and rendering technique is the most intriguing part here.
    With so much focus on advanced realistic ray-tracers and illustration-mimicking cel shading solutions, it's easy to forget the power of manually painting great looking textures, and putting them right in the front. Well executed, it seriously impresses me more than the traditional Pixar style.

  2. Really enjoyed the story! Great work and very inspiring. I agree about the painted on textures look. Very interested in behind the scenes.

  3. Need improvements? - for sure, it is long way from Final Fantasy or Avatar league.
    But it is good? - for sure. It has all: nice atmosphere, is a lot of fun, nice script (glad you didn't make the "boomerang" hit the guy on it's way back!).

    I like it a lot! And thanks johantri for the inspiration to others; proof that you don't need fancy modeling, textures, lighting and animation to get it right.

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