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Raptor - Short film with VFX made with Blender


JeanYan writes:

Hello Beautiful community! Hope everyone is safe.

Here is my last short film with, for the first time, VFX made with Blender.
The biggest challenge was the Raptor integration and animation. Initially I planned to create a HDRI of the scene but it didn't work out for various reasons. I ended up creating the lights manually in Blender. I tried to match the lights and reflection of the scene the best I could using spot lights and emission planes. It's far from being perfect but, for a first time, I am pretty happy with the result.

For the composition and final integration I used Davinci resolve. I think the grading adds a lot to the integration.

I shot the movie with an Ursa mini pro so the image had an "organic" feel which was hard to reproduce with Blender. The way i finally did it was by using a lens blur effect inside Resolve.
I will post a complete behind the scenes and tutorial in about 2days.
Hope you will like the short film and thanks for watching :)

About the Author

Jean-yan BABOIS

"HomeMade" Filmmaker. I really like Short horror films. I've been using Blender to test it and so far it's a BEAST! Check my last horror film I did it with Blender :) Peace and Love


  1. Nice! You made the most of few but very good VFX shots, which is the way to go. Most other people would have gone for quantity over quality.

    A little feedback for the cinematography: It was good but it could have used some better or rather, more intesting lighting, especially given you are using a great camera. Just my two cents!

    • Yay! Thanks for your feedback! Totally agree with concerning the lighting! The issue i had : it was a public parking with people interrupting the film every 5 minutes! I went mad LOL. So I decided to shot it as fast as possible. But next time I will try to improve at this level! Thanks again! Cheers

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