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Matray, creator of the amazing/cool/cute Babioles shorts, has made one of his characters speak. It's an awesome little story ;-)

matray writes:

Hi there,

I've wanted to make one of my character speak for a long time. This is it, say hi to Franssiss !

This is one of my old characters, one I've designed for the Babioles serie (which is almost done by the way!), but he was rejected during the writing of the serie. So now he speaks !

It was also a good oppurtunity to test the tomato Branch, so the shot was 3D tracked with a graphicall build (can't remember whcih one...). Everything else is made with blender 2.61 and the rendering is with the Blender Internal even though Cycles is tempting me a lot for my next projects! But I really need SSS for those shader, so I have to wait :)

I've made everything in approximately 3 weeks (10 days for the animation only...) and finally I composited with After effects (I needed some motion blur, grain, glow and a few color correction fine-tuning that are more precise with it, despite the fact that I love the compositing nodes in blender...)

I hope you'll enjoy this little joke ;)

(Maybe some langage isn't appropriate for children, maybe not, but you should be warned...)

Cheers !


  1. Hahahaa, that was incredibly funny. I loved it... Great use of blender but to be honest, I didn't care about blender half way through because this was just great short. Would love to see more from you guys. Mind you I felt for the poor guy in the end. That is what friends can do for you hey... LOL

  2. "I wish this bear, over here... was gay."  Didn't see that one coming at all XD

    Very funny though. Good job, and Franssiss is just about the cutest bear I've ever seen by the way ^-^

  3. I thought the rabbit would want to be turned into a Bear at the end so he'd be one of two male bears.
    But maybe I'm just thinking what I would have done.
    Your ending works better for the story....very funny!

  4. I really really really loved it! I found the story so funny and the caracter so pleasant that I completly forgot to pay attention on the technic the first time I watched it.

    A little regret but there is nothing to do (but speak french ;-)): I think that people that do not speak french miss hilarious details (prononciation, "Les vosges" translated into montains and so on...).

    Can't wait to see more!

  5. while i can hear the dimwitted lisping and get the tone, the subtitles are atrocious. impossible to absorb when you have to decipher what they say. found myself reading more then watching, which is most definitely not a subtitle norm for me. take a hint from actual writers when it comes to accents and colloquialisms... don't spell it out. in writing, 'he spoke with a slow lisp' is succinct and get's the point across more than 'thizz iss not nice to doo to friend, iss it?'. in film... it's already being heard, there's context already. if you're worried about people not picking up on the character's personality because of their accent/speech, don't be. their loss/strong character doesn't need props etc. whatever excuse lets you sleep at night, just don't spell out accent, it's atrocious and makes things difficult to read.

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