B-Movie Entry: Darko Vučenik


I love the look of this project. Keep up the good work, and best of luck!


Great work mate. Good luck! :slight_smile:


Wow this is looking sweet. I am still confused how you are putting it together using max render it out. How did you animate the man running and render it in max?


very interesting style and approach! it has a kind of fairy-tale feel with a B-movie twist. like a children’s storybook come to life…only more violent, heh. nice work so far, keep it up!


RBahn, Aerendyl - thank you guys.
AlBrown - below is a little example of how I made the running guy. Basically standard cutout techniques with added benefits of actually being able to deform the elements instead just rotating and moving them.
nucron - he, he, i actually illustrate children’s books for living among other things.:slight_smile:


Here is an example how I assemble my cutout puppets. After a rough sketch on paper, I copy each body part on a separate piece of paper (cleaning up the drawing and adding some more detail). Also I create some different poses as needed (hands and impaled head in example)Then the drawings are scanned and colored in photoshop. In 3D max, simple flat geometry is created and then skinned to a bone rig.If the part won’t deform by skinning or morphing (for faces) then no special mesh is created and I just use a plane primitive instead.


Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Photoshop

In this shoot I decided to make a cell shader 3d boot to get a better looking motion when it,s grinding the flower pivoting around its axis. I am pretty satisfied at how 3d element blended whit the rest of a 2d trailer.

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Wow! i love the concept! good luck man!


This is VERY NICE ENTRY! Concept and animation looks great!:bowdown:


Very cool and unique way to rig and animate drawings in 3ds max! Would have never thought of something like this. :thumbsup:


You are, by far, the best candidate for this competition.


Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Photoshop

Here is my finished video.

Did you notice how villains in many horror movies walk in a menacing slow pace. Just think of characters like Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees. No matter how fast their victims run, they are always behind them, slowly walking. So, in horror logic, walking is faster than running therefore it stands to reason that standing in place is faster then walking. And who is better in standing still then trees. That is the reason I decided to make woods my main villain. Of course I had to have at least one zombie in my entry for they are my all time favorite b movie bad guys. Natural enmy of forest are loggers so the battle to the last man or tree standing can begin.

Software used
3D Max 2010, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Samplitude Music Maker

Whell, no actor voices, just me again.

Hope you like it

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Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Photoshop

Here is the 30 second trailer.

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Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Photoshop

Little making of.

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Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Photoshop

Trailer, making of, final video

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Here is a link to higher quality video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR9MDeyLHVQ


Hi! Congrats!
I like video quality and pace. I don’t really like voices ;/ If there’s a space to improve it please please do it. (Maybe less echo?)
good luck!


I agree about the voices, unfortunately deadlines on some other projects are closing in so I don’t have time to put some more work into it. Audio was always my week point.


Congrets Darko!

They could have throw a few more prizes in :slight_smile:


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