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Blender VFX Test: Earth "Blending"


Some Avatar: The Last Airbender style effects in this VFX test utilising tomato branch, by magiciandude:

He also put together a nice breakdown video showing how he accomplished the effects.


  1. how come you used "tomato branch" but... then again you didn't have anything to track... is there any features that you showed on this video that aren't in the regular blender?

  2. To all those who are asking why he used the tomato branch or if he used greenscreens... just watch the breakdown. It's all explained there.

    I think it's really great work. You can always improve things but so far its really neat stuff.

  3. yeah i watched it but i mean, there's no features that the "regular" blender version doesn't bring, so why use "tomato branch"...

  4. he did state his reasons for using the tomato branch. Anyhow, this is neat. Though i have very little personal experience using Nuke, i,m liking the minor comparisons made with regards to the blender compositor. The results here are fantastic if not overall perfect.

  5. Wow! Thanks for all of the positive comments, everyone!

    For those of you asking why I used the tomato branch, it has improved movie clip libraries...especially in the node editor for reading in movies (There's a whole new node dedicated to "movie clip"). You CAN import movie clips, etc, into regular blender, but it just doesn't seem to run as fluidly.

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