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Video: David Attenborough Presents The Spur Tailed Screamer


What if David Attenborough encountered an alien creature? Chris Alsop explores the scenario in this short video. Atttenborough's voice is AI generated.

He writes on Blender Artists:

Had a lot of fun working on it, seeing what I can squeeze out of an almost free pipeline Zbrush>Blender>Mari (non commercial)>back to Blender>Nuke(non commercial) and finally back to Blender to add the sounds and generated voice!

I filmed the shots (apart from the overhead) using my phone, then used Meshroom's free photogrammetry stuff to recreate the trees to place into the Blender tracked footage for animation placement and shadow catching

All in all it’s been interesting to work on and I’m pretty happy with how it came out!


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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