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Music video "El Aeronauta"


Daniel Ruiz Lucero writes:

Hi everyone!

Here's a music video I finished recently.

Talking with the band, they had a particular story in mind and wanted a hand drawn, pencil shaded look - which would have been great to do, but quite unrealistic for me to tackle on my own. To work around this I offered to mix 3d characters and hand drawn backgrounds and textures, as I've seen other do in similar projects to great effect. This was a first for me, but knew blender was the tool for me to do it.
I'm the first to admit is far from perfect, but tried to get the best result with the time and resources available at the moment. Most of you will know what I'm talking about:

  • One side of you: This, and this and that need more work!
  • The other side: Time is running out, that is good enough!!! Render it!!!

The band was quite satisfied with the result so I'm very happy also, and hope I delivered a product that you can appreciate and enjoy.

I'm kind of a snoop, so I love it when others share process and behind the scenes material.
For those like me, here I share some drawings from when I was pitching Ideas.

I'll finish by saying it is a great honour to be invited to BlenderNation, I almost can't believe it!
It's a site I read all the time, for real!

I want to thank everyone that works and participates on BlenderNation, Blender Artists and the developers of our beloved Blender! cheers! :-)

Any comments and questions welcomed!

Daniel Ruiz Lucero
GOODBOY Motion&Design

Behind the scenes drawings:


  1. Nice! The drawn textures are very cool and artistic. The animations are a bit stiff to my taste (but fitting to the technique and the music) and the story is told in an intelligent way. Also a nice mix of black and white pencil drawings and effective 3D light-and-shadow effects! Another side of Blender, well done!

    • Hi MXD! In a time and place where is easy to bash, you offer your thoughts and critique in a most kind way, I appreciate them. If I'm asked about my opinion about others work, I wish to do it the same way.
      I'll keep them in mind and do it better next time! Thanks! :-)

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