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The Risk not Taken - Animated Short Film


Alex sent us a note that he finished his graduate project: "The Risk not Taken" and animated short done with Blender. On his website is also some information about the project planing, shot design, and a gallery with some still renderings. Worth checking it out.

Alex writes:

You might still remember my last short films "A Glimpse of Light", "Evolution" and "In-Between Ends". Now I have finished my graduation Film, "The Risk not Taken", which again was produced in Blender (2.5x). I am planning on premiering it at the Blender Conference this year (if Ton likes it hehe), but I published a Teaser, that everyone can watch.

Website for the Short Film:

Thanks again!

Alex Glawion


  1. Looks amazing, I'm very intrigued, cannot wait to see what its all about.
    The main character as well - great design overall with everything.

  2. Christoph Pöhler aka Dracio on

    Man what beaty...
    what a brainchild...
    what a stile...

    your previos animations war very impressiv but this is so mutch more... came wait

    capture the lonely spirit of the tea, Ico games

    I love it

  3. Wow, incredible images. I can't believe how far Blender has come.

    The Lord of the Rings font at the end bugged me, but I can't wait to see the finished product.

  4. Is that the internal renderer or what? what about compositing? those are the steps in the pipeline that I need to understand for my evaluation of making a transition from Softimage to Blender at our studio. Having a really hard time finding information on production rendering techniques in blender.

  5. Really awesome piece!
    Fantastic clouds! First I tought it's not a CG part! Incredible!
    This is the most intriguing teaser I've seen this year.
    The making of is cool! Thanks for this!

  6. You can't fool me! I know you work @ PIXAR or Disney, or some other high-end studio! Stop showing the rest of us how bad WE are by showing how good YOU are!

    `kidding aside...

    Stunning! Thanks for sharing your incredible gift with the rest of us! Very inspiring! I plan on checking out your other material and looking forward to the final release of this! I'm no expert, but looks pretty pro to me. The subtle nuances, transitions, mood, etc.. amazing ART!

  7. Amazing! I'm really excited by this, looks like a terrific film!
    On the technical side, does anyone know how to make a nice bokeh like that? Can someone point to a tutorial or documentation? The visuals are really beautiful...

  8. Looks very captivating. And considering that your other works are truly stunning, this promises to be extremely interesting :-)

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