View Full Version : Polynoid's Loom Short Film Online

05 May 2011, 12:30 PM
The guys at polynoid have released their masterpiece online.
And it's quite a work of beauty.

05 May 2011, 02:57 PM
That is absolutely incredible.

Loved it!

05 May 2011, 03:23 PM
Beautiful film. It's like an enhanced nature video with great cinematography. A fascinating use of animation.

05 May 2011, 03:59 PM
Great stuff! : )
The breakdowns and ICE stuff was awesome also!

05 May 2011, 04:30 PM
Mind-blowing work! :eek:

05 May 2011, 06:59 PM
Wow! Great animation and use of ICE! :applause:

05 May 2011, 07:37 PM
Incredibly detailed animation of a tiny, and dangerous world. Well done! :thumbsup:

05 May 2011, 07:06 AM
Saw this about a year back at CGT expo (Thanks to Shelly Page).Loved it and was hoping to see it online.Finally available online for all to see.

05 May 2011, 11:05 AM
they also have a couple of breakdowns on their vimeo channel.
really interesting stuff.

05 May 2011, 12:02 PM
impressive work. though i dont like short films, this one surprised me in a very pleasant manner!

05 May 2011, 01:19 PM
I want to meet the mad scientists that created this masterpiece.

05 May 2011, 01:39 PM
Wow! Gorgeous work! Loved the use of variable frame rate and the shading and animation on the insects is top notch.

05 May 2011, 05:07 PM
Amazing movie! Should be on the front page.

Congrats to all who participated in creating it...

05 May 2011, 06:25 PM
Amazing movie! Should be on the front page.

Congrats to all who participated in creating it...
Ditto. Deserves its own page and award even! Tremendous.

I kinda remember some excerpts being up there maybe back in 2010(?!)
But there is so much more to see now that I think it deserves a revisit...

05 May 2011, 06:44 PM
Apart from the high quality CG work I really love the cinematography and design. Simply beautiful!

05 May 2011, 07:01 PM
Simply amazing!
Creepy, artistic and technically impeccable!

Great work!

05 May 2011, 08:56 PM Heres some custom dev stuff they did for the short. Crazy stuff!

05 May 2011, 05:01 PM
impressive work. though i dont like short films, this one surprised me in a very pleasant manner!

Just wondering, since I never heard anyone express this before, why don't you usually like short films?

05 May 2011, 05:43 PM

thanks for all the kind words. We are really happy to hear you like the film. It's a great reward for all the work we put into it.


05 May 2011, 12:04 AM
I saw Loom 'tweeted' a couple of days ago and immediately decided everyone I work with had to see it to :) I'm not usually one to make sweeping comments like this but seriously, I think this is probably my favourite animated short that I've seen; everything just works so well together. Obviously, as CG artists we can heap praise on the level of detail crazy texturing and effects, but once we strip all that back, it's the cinematography and the combination of abstract motion gfx and photorealism that really makes it stand out.

I loved how the mood changes after the moth has been paralysed. It suddenly changes from a super-frantic, violentic struggle to a state of peacefulness as the moth succumbs to it's fate. The sound design deserves massive praise too, I love how they've maintained an essence of that electro-mechanicalness that started with 458NM.

Thank I'll watch it again...

05 May 2011, 01:07 AM
What inspiring work, guys. Must be awesome being full of talent. :)

Softimage + ICE rocks.

05 May 2011, 08:07 PM
if anyone can throw a tip out to some of the mods...this piece definitely deserves a front page.

05 May 2011, 10:04 AM
I agree, this is excellent work!

06 June 2011, 04:59 PM
Haunting and beautiful! Filmakademie folks never cease to surprise! Been a fan of Polynoid's work and visual style and this one tops them all. :bowdown:

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