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Shortfilm: The First Chicken


Leonel Fowdar writes:

In Southern Africa (mostly Zimbabwe & Zambia) We have Chicken on Christmas!

Back in the day we would hardly have chicken except on special occasions like weddings and on Christmas Day. Now things have changed and most families can now have chicken on any other day but, we still love it and continue to also have it on special occasions.

Made with Blender 2.91. This is a funny 'origins' story on how we discovered the delicious taste of chicken.

It was a hurried project that I created in my free time in between wrapping up a couple of commercial projects with my team. The first part was a bit tough, the deadline was too tight that I just jumped straight in with the story "in my head" and no storyboard whatsoever. Nevertheless, I managed to set up the shots in little time.

Things became fun when I started messing around with volumes, exporting open VDB caches for use in other shots, lighting with nishita sky and the new AI denoising. More fun came through when I did the vocals with my 4-year-old daughter and in the end it became special.

It's far from perfect, but I really hope you enjoy it as I enjoyed making it.

Cartoon Trex by AzurPoly is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

About the Author

Leonel Fowdar

3D Generalist From Harare Zimbabwe. Founder and Creative Director of BrickVillage Animation Studio... I love art, 3d and Blender, switched from Cinema 4d when Blender 2.8 was released.


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