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I am very excited about this. Over the last two years I have been working with Blender, which is open source 3d design and animation software. For about a year I have been working on this movie, which was originally meant as part of a music video for my last album, but somehow took on a life of its own. Putting this up now will force me into finishing it, as it has been taking far too long (and my whole family is getting fed up with it).
This is almost all my own work, all the models are mine, as are about 95 percent of the textures. The planets are courtesy of NASA and are copyright free (Bless them), and there are a few others which I will link too when the movie proper (Which is about eight minutes long), goes up. The music is of course also mine, and comes from the album "Southern Cross"

expect the finished article before Christmas.
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leecrystal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Cool. Maybe I should give blender another shot.
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CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
As I can't afford 3ds max it was pretty much first choice, it's not the easiest programme to learn, I've been using it for about 2 years. It is now an indespensible piece of my armoury.
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jomiga Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Artist
it was great, and I love the textures and fluidity used.
I'm looking forward to seeing where your story leads us enthusiasts.
How has your aver all experience been while working with Blender?
I'm interested in pursuing 3D and like most people, I don't have a few grand to invest.
I've been looking for personal testimonies.
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CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
blender is a great programme and is under development all the time. as freeware it is only a couple of steps behind the current commercial market leaders.
the main problem is that as it is flexible and can do everything from producing models for games, producing games themselves, (it has a built in game engine), to full blown 3d animation, (including greenscreening live action into CG), it necessarily complex, and the UI can be very daunting. I have been using it for 2 years now, and I still find myself tearing my hair out sometimes. I will say though that in spite of this, it is undeniably my favourite programme.
I can give you a couple of links to show you what the programme can do
Sintel
[link]
A great movie showing what can be achieved entirely within the programme.
Tears of Steel
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The latest movie
this shows the way in which live actin can be mixed with CGI
It lacks the consistency of Sintel's storytelling, but is a good showcase for the programmes abilities.
Also a strong element in the programmes favour are the amount of tutorials available on the internet, which is the way I learned.

Bottom line If you are determined it will reap rewards, and it is far far cheaper than 3dsmax and its commercial competitors.
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jomiga Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you for your input, I can't wait to try it out.
I'm anxious to see my own work in years to come.
ps: love YOUR work!!!!!!!!
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CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thankyou, good luck, I think Blender is worth taking some time over.
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TheBlack-Kat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Not bad mate. Some nice modelling work there.
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CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thanks, I am still on a big learning curve with this!
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Impressive.
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CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
thanks, its my first attempt at 3d animation, the trouble is that as I got towards the end it got better, so I will now have to go back and do the start again!
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