View Full Version : Meindbender's Pirate :: Production Focus

04 April 2011, 01:42 PM

Firstly get a look at this pretty amazing Cartoon Network spot. Then read into how the crew at Meindbender brought the time down and quality of their renders up, with a surprisingly simple code change in their render engine. Exclusive parrot rigging videos.

Click the image to read the story. (

04 April 2011, 02:38 PM
Excellent article! I am huge fan of Meindbender, pretty much everything they have done has been great so far.

04 April 2011, 02:39 PM
Can't wait to see this mentioned full-length feature film. Imagine how awesome it might be? Pixar, Disney, ILM and others should concern;)

04 April 2011, 02:51 PM
Yap second Sheep's comment, this guys are amazing, I specially admire the love they put on their Rigs.

Thanks for the Article

04 April 2011, 03:17 PM
great read guys! the render are beautifull and I think it's quite simple to simply say that maxwell is doing it all :), you guys certainly have a talented team and that's why it's so well done, maxwell by it self is just the tool and it suit you but it only does what you ask for, isn't it? :)

anyway great work and great article.


04 April 2011, 01:03 AM
Awesome article! Absolutely love their style!

04 April 2011, 11:40 AM
I have no words to describe how beautiful and well done this work is.


04 April 2011, 02:54 PM
Great post, ever since I saw this and some of Meindbender's other work I've wanted to learn about how they do it. Such a cool style

and quite the rig on the parrot

04 April 2011, 03:49 PM
awesome work as usual, its always good to see what they can do with maxwell.

04 April 2011, 05:20 PM
Gotta love meindbender!

04 April 2011, 08:10 PM
This is one of the coolest things I have seen in a while!

Bravo! to everybody involved!

05 May 2011, 04:59 AM
Absolutely amazing work!
Their rigs look impressive because of their style and knowing what they want rig to do from the very beginning. I think that's the key to a good rig, knowing what special things you want your rig to do.

05 May 2011, 05:40 PM
Always admired your animation style. There is so much bullshit cartoon animation out there but Meinbender nails it perfectly on every turn.

05 May 2011, 10:25 PM
I was waiting for this. Meinbender rocks! They make some of the most perfect work I've ever seen!

05 May 2011, 10:11 AM
I love the idea of the teeth! Nice job like always!

05 May 2011, 07:32 PM
Meinbender is awesome! You guys always melt my brain with those cartoony rigs.

05 May 2011, 10:30 AM
:eek: WWOOOOWWW!!! AMAZING:thumbsup:
parrot rig is perfect, render, materials... great job!!!:)

i los my jaw when i saw it!!!

05 May 2011, 02:36 PM
Amazing work. Thank you for posting this article.

05 May 2011, 07:24 PM
awesome work!
I love the characters and lighting
thanks for the article

05 May 2011, 12:17 PM
awesome article ,thanks for sharing,Meinbender is one of my favorite animation studios

05 May 2011, 03:05 PM

I laughed so hard when when the parrot landed back on his shoulder, you know he's gonna say it again, but when... ? :) Excellent timing in the animation, rewinded that part for about 4 times :)


excellent stuff , congratulations !

11 November 2011, 05:44 PM
I canīt watch the rigg video on the feature page, anyone with this problem?

CGTalk Moderation
11 November 2011, 05:44 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.