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Self Portrait - Cinematic Blender Animation


17-year old digital artist "Approximated" created this visually impressive short movie using a variety of tools, including Blender.

A 100% CGI animated short made by me using tools such as Blender, Marvelous Designer, Iclone 8, Axis Studio, Davinci Resolve and more. The concept might have been a little too ambitious as its quite long and took me around 8 months to complete but I managed to get it done just in time for my 18th birthday. I really wanted to create something that incorporated my love of filmmaking and allowed me to both explore artistic concepts and styles, and practice my lighting, cinematography, editing and sound. I hope you all enjoy this one and stay tuned for bigger and better things!

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


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