I'm sure there are a hundred of these - it seems some film schools thought the same as me, that a bowling animation represents a relatively light start and yet one which can be reasonably versatile - so youtube does have some alternatives. Still, it was my idea in my head I guess - and I always want to ensure narrative and concept are the real stars, so I just liked the little story of these pins who worked very well together to avoid their fate, only for them to be cut down cruelly anyway... Modelling, texturing etc all either default or my own work.
"Don't count your pins..." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbcMJPr5Bgc)
I might need to change the video format etc of that because it's not showing particularly well.. too lossy etc.. but in the meantime - I am aware that there are some fundamental things in that piece. If you could see the walls properly, you would be able to see that the texture has the ol' repeating thing going on. That is something that I would resolve fairly easily if I were to go back to this piece (it's actually 8 months ago or so).
So to recap
2. First piece of work!