Alma Short Film, Jonatan Catalan Navarrete (3D)


Title: Alma Short Film
Name: Jonatan Catalan Navarrete
Country: España
Software: 3ds max, After Effects, Maxwell Render, Photoshop

Hi everyone,

This time I want to show you Alma, a short film by Rodrigo Blaas, I worked as Lighting Supervisor, also set modelling, textured and shaded the all scenes.

I was fortunate to work with a team of high quality, people like Daniel Lopez, Bolhem Bouchiba, Carlos Grangel, Sergio Pablos or Alfonso Blass did a great job of preproduction. Alfonso for example made a great work with color keys, concepts and is very helpful to me work with all great stuff.

This work was a team work, I want to say thanks to all people that worked in this shortfilm, specially to Rodrigo and Cecile :slight_smile:

After over 2 years of work, we finished it and is a pleasure to me show you this video and some promotional images.

We use 3dsmax and Maxwell Render.

Written and Directed by: Rodrigo Blaas
Produced by: Cecile Hokes
Music: Mastretta
Art Director: Alfonso Blaas
Lighting Supervisor: Jonatan Catalan
Character Technical Supervisor: Jaime Maestro
Character Design: Bolhem Bouchiba, Carlos Grangel,
Sergio Pablos, Santi Agusti
Animation: Daniel Peixe, ManueBover, Remi Hueso
Sound Design: Tom Myers and David Hughes
Post Production Coordinator: David Heras
full credits -

You can see the Alma short film on this link

I hope you like it :smiley:

Jonatan Catalan Navarrete

here you have some renders

crops from the High resolution


i saw it last week ! amazing work guys !

is everything render in Maxwell ? ( how much time/frame ?)

front page stuff :buttrock:


Brilliant! Love the style and story. Feels like a classic Twilight Zone.

Congrats to all involved… I hope the short gets plugged!


Sweet story! I love it a lot! Keep it up to givin us more beautiful shorts in future :bounce:
Congrats :beer:


front page stuff, cg choice award… name it whatever you want…
top notch stuff… saw te picture on maxwell page… incredible…


I saw this on, beautiful piece!


:love:… I realy LOVE it!




i’m your fan! :slight_smile:


This is an absolute perfect piece. From story to final product, everything is beautiful! Congratulations, I’m in awe…



Enjoyed watching this, good luck guys.


We want this in frontpage… and also an award…

Just beautiful!

All the best and congratulations for all the team

Saludetes compañero!!



really good work i like it the textures is very good , i like it the modeling is very wonderful

good work by the moive is very nice

good luck 4 ever :applause:


Very good job guys… :slight_smile:

One of the best short film I’ve ever seen… :slight_smile: :applause:


Wow amazing. Really awesome Work!
I always wondered where this great picture on the maxwell page comes from… now I know!
Really anazing guys! Thumbs up!

Cheers Silverwing


Made me smile! Very nice work, nice design too. Sweet kids. Ground tiles are cool too. And cloth shaders are very very nice.

Must have took forever to render. Guess you used a renderfarm?

Didn’t watch the movie yet haha! Going to!

But stills shot are so nice! Congrats guys!


verrry nice short
the character design is amazing. I think it is a hard job to make a kid appealing but not too sweet - imho often major animation movies fail at this point.

its also great how the feeling of being inside the puppet works.
it reminded me of feeling numb, when you wake up after a nap and dont know where you are. great subtile reference to a archaic sensation within each one of us.



:buttrock: Your best work.

I love it!


looks like it was made by Disney :applause:


Thanks for all comments!!! and here you have some links for high res renders :smiley:

Yes everything with Maxwell, and about the render times was like 1 or 3h for the backgrounds and 30min more or less for the character. :buttrock:

Sure, we worked with RenderRocket a very professional renderfarm :slight_smile:

** edited links :)**