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10 October 2006, 12:01 PM

Here's a short film i made with two other friends during our final year in a 3d school called "supinfocom".

Here is a link toward the site where you can acces to the movie and others features : (

for information, that took us a year and 4 months for the whole project from writing the script to export the movie in betacam. And the production took 6 months from modeling to post-production.

So enjoy :)

10 October 2006, 02:02 PM
Itís so good!!!
Itís incredibly good!!!
Itís Diney and Pixar good!!!
Itís so good that I just canít stop watching it again and again and again. Itís so good that I am really really hungry, but I canít go to the kitchen be4 I see it one more time.

Cool work. I love it.:thumbsup::applause::applause:

10 October 2006, 04:17 PM
Wow, that sheep is a traitor!
Great animation and interesting concept!

10 October 2006, 05:01 PM
Ill give you a 5 just for imagination! Excellent work!

10 October 2006, 05:32 PM
Definitely well done. I'd hardly say it's on a Pixar level but I guess everyone is entitled to their opinions.

So he can breath under water? That's the only part I didn't get.

Otherwise, very well thought out and congratulations on all the hard work.

10 October 2006, 05:50 PM
simply AMAZING!

10 October 2006, 06:43 PM
I had seen this in the 2006 gallery at Supinfocum-Arles. I enjoyed it very much both then and now. A very imaginative, playful, and well done piece indeed.


10 October 2006, 09:17 PM

its soooo good

excelent animation, rendering, modeling, post, characters, textures lightning ...


10 October 2006, 02:19 AM
i think you could have improved on the surface of the water a little bit more but other than that its wonderful.


10 October 2006, 07:53 AM
thanks for your comments, we appreciate all 3 of us these compliments cause we sweat hard to achieve this movie, we spent about 15 hours per day and 7 day per week to made something professional but first of all something cool .

to kevinw; yes he can breathe underwater, i know that's surprising but this is the magic of feature film, make something believable as it normally can't even exist.:)

and to mjthom18; my friend spent time to adjust the shape of the sea, he go throught many results and the ones which were very realistic required too many memory for our computers, so he decided to simplify it at his maximum. And finally we were pretty satisfied for the result considering the short period of time we had.

10 October 2006, 09:42 AM
animation should do what a real movie cannot

my biggest crit is the resolution of the movie
would be cool to see it a bit bigger

looking forward to see you on front page

10 October 2006, 09:59 AM
Well done guys! :thumbsup:
A stylish study film!

10 October 2006, 10:02 AM
Great work ! Do you know if some other 2006 supinfocom films can be viewed somewhere ?

10 October 2006, 11:54 AM
In fact mimo8 we cannot put it in high def on the web due to the contract we sign with the production company. This is an outer organism which is in charge to promote the film to tv channels, festivals, and other media. As the film is brand new, people who will buy the film or play it in festival wants an exclusive right. So the only thing we're allowed to do is to show it on the web in small def. I know this is not fun but you can still see it...:shrug:

10 October 2006, 12:59 PM
Very good and verry funny !!

Ils sont mignons c'est pti moutons ^^

10 October 2006, 01:22 PM
That was really great! I loved the creativity behind it and some of the humor was just spot on and cute too. The lighting was also nice and I really liked how the animation felt underwater but without too much floatiness and still had weight and all that good stuff. The only thing I would say for now is that the sheep with the big horns seems to run a little strange, but great job!

10 October 2006, 02:19 PM
Really unique concept...and obviously an enormous amount of work. The look of the film is great and I think that imagery is captivating and curious which allows the viewer to be caught up in the whimsy of the world you have created. ...all underwater is very brave for an animation about typical land dwelling made it believable for me. Thanks for sharing...

10 October 2006, 03:23 PM
you can see the others films of 2006 here (

clic on any picture and then on "voir le film". all films are in streaming.


10 October 2006, 09:19 PM
Fantastic work! Really incredible water environment and it felt like they were swimming. I felt that the out of water work was not as good, the characters didn't have a believeable weight out of the water. But in it, wow! Only other crit was, I'm not sure what was going on. I may have to watch it again. I am in the process of making my senior thesis film. This is definetly a source for inspiration. And you set a very high standard too!

10 October 2006, 11:12 PM
Yea, it doesnt have the polish of a multimillion dollar Pixar, but it certainly is up there with the best this site has to offer. Really imaginative.

10 October 2006, 03:25 AM
awesome animation.
i enjoyed it, good watch
al lthe best in the future :)

10 October 2006, 05:35 PM
amazing!... great work guys.:thumbsup:

So, 1 year and 4 months and 6 months from making the characters to the final animation?... right?... how much time did it take the render process and it what computers do you render?.... do you guys have you`r on render farm?

Thanks for share this great work with us!:)

10 October 2006, 02:03 PM
Very pleasant to watch:)

Not sure if it was the encoding, but when the camera swings down with the seagull, it seems really jerky:shrug:

I Loved the concept, and there's not much else to say except thank you for making such a wonderful short:thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 06:01 PM
Awesome... just totally awesome.

At first I was thinking... 'What the flock? Sheep swimming in the sea?'. For student work this is brilliant I`m sure the 3 of you are very proud of what you have achieved. Will you work together in the future? Or will you go your seperate ways in the industry? :D

10 October 2006, 01:55 AM
great animation, the ending is so funny... :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 02:30 AM
really enjoyed the animation and story. nice job on the character's personalities and animation in water. wow, really nice. 5 stars.


10 October 2006, 06:56 AM
excellent !:bounce:

10 October 2006, 06:47 PM
Very nice work, nice idea... i just love it!

(en plus j'adore les moutons ils sont trop mignons. Tu n'as pas une image avec juste un mouton que je puisse metre en fond d'ťcran?)

10 October 2006, 09:28 AM
thanks again for your answers,

The render process was pretty tight cause we had decide to made the sheep's fur in particules, but when we tried to render a final scene we saw that the particules moved randomly on the skin of the sheeps, so flicking occured. We were mad cause it didn't happened on the tests made before and we were closed to the deadline. So we decided to used a simple shader and we rendered the scene one after one in a period of one big month, we had already rendered the surface which used global illumination on Vray few month ago (fortunately for us!). We render the last shot few minutes before to put the montage on betacam!

We use mainly our 3 pentium 4, and several pc connected in network. We didn't had a renderfarm, but we sure had needed it!

We are not actually working together now and i don't think we will have the oportunity to work again like that, that was an incredible experience, we shared a lot but now we live each of us our own experience.

We will try to make some wallpapers, check the website soon...

10 October 2006, 07:42 AM
finally here are two wallpapers for interested people...

10 October 2006, 10:15 AM
aggain: big fan of your movie
I woud have really liked to see it on front page,
instead of looking at the 1.000.000st photoshop still life (boring)

but cg-talk seems to avoid too many animation on frontpage, for its bad experience with broken down servers.

anyhow .. great flic
keep it up

10 October 2006, 12:54 PM
I teach part time at Humber College and I constantly push students to do this level of work. I know how hard it is to get three dedicated people all willing to share the same vision and working on a project for that length of time.

Very well done. I'm extreamly impressed with the quality of the whole piece and the originality.


10 October 2006, 05:35 AM
Tuly amazing work fellas, I really enjoyed that. Despite the fact that you will no doubt get a lot of people saying "that wouldn't actually happen blah blah blah", the fact that you have sheep under water is reason enough to forget about reason altogether and just believe in the unbelievable hehe.

My only problem was with some of the sound effects. It seems whenever the sheep herder would move it would make really loud "bloop bloop" sounds. As far as I know, this would only happen when there are still pockets of air on the character's body (usually in the first 30 seconds of getting in the water). To begin with its alright, but when it happens every time he moves it gets a little repetitive.

Other than that you have a seriously awesome movie. This should be on the front page!

Camo :buttrock:

10 October 2006, 11:54 AM
In fact i used a lot of bubble effects (i say i cause i was in charge of the sound design and the music making) to remind the audience that the show take place underwater, and put a bubble sound on a action avoid to place a 'swoosh' sound which remains very cartoony. But it's true that if we had more time and several feedbacks like here we would have made a better movie.

so thanks again for all your kind remarks

10 October 2006, 07:51 AM
love it!

sound fx are awesome!
And seeing how much quality you gave to the renderings in compositing is just stunning!

10 October 2006, 02:55 PM
I also love it.

Everything seems great.

And for once ithe music and sound fx are treated like equals in an animation short (YAY!)

One question though: In the webstie I could only SEE the movie in the browser (firefox) but not download it, which is a real real pity. Any chance of hacing a download option (or maybe a chance of telling me I'm stupid cause it's already there and I didn't see it :S)

10 October 2006, 07:37 AM
Hi nikolas1977, apparently the quicktime player under firefox doesn't offer to download the sequence, but i tried with explorer and you can do it with it.

10 October 2006, 10:34 AM
good concept, good animation, great look and feel. really liked it. keep it up man.

10 October 2006, 03:27 AM
Its pretty good, but I surely not up to Pixar standard

10 October 2006, 07:31 AM
Its pretty good, but I surely not up to Pixar standard

...crazyCG12 i think it is much more then pretty good, i think it is absolutely amazing piece of work.
And as for not being Pixar level, well lets see, a few students from France = no budget and one year, Pixar = hundreds of people and a little bit more time and money, just a little bit more.
well done, excellent work :applause:

10 October 2006, 07:52 PM
Dindn't find it funny, too long!

10 October 2006, 11:15 PM
Really nice and great animation! Supinfocom rocks!:scream:

10 October 2006, 04:32 PM
I love the mapping and lighting and rendering and all!
The sheeps are all so cute:love:

10 October 2006, 03:13 AM
.Great stuff dude
..but it drags!, toooo long

10 October 2006, 09:26 PM
Animation was great.
you really have done some amasing work be it lighting ,rendering or concept.
the whole quality of the project was awsome.


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