Dronez: Behind the scenes


#1

Hello again everyone!

It’s been awhile since I conducted an interview, so I decided what better way to start of the month of April than with the hottest talents from The German Film School

Leif Arne Petersen, Alexander Hupperich, Manuel Macha and Paul Dreisen creators on the now famous “Dragons” have recently completed their short film, “Dronez”

http://www.3dfestival.com/story.php?story_id=972

Have fun!

salud!


#2

This Is Gorgeous!
Incredably well done, exept maybe sometime for the blue or green key. but that’s the only problem I see there!
ahhh, I am gonna see it again :drool:


#3

wooohooo loved it :thumbsup:


#4

Oooh awesome interview!!! :buttrock:


#5

yehhh thats german high class workmanship :applause: :buttrock: :applause: :buttrock:


#6

A really impressive short!!! :beer:
I also live in Berlin, but I guess I can’t effort the GFS :sad:

Greetings,
XerC


#7

very nice. I think that the robots mid section is kinda weird.

and is it just me or does this robot remind you of A.M.E.E. from red planet


#8

Originally posted by Maya Ayanami

and is it just me or does this robot remind you of A.M.E.E. from red planet

I believe Alexander mentioned that in the first 2nd sentence on page 3 :wink: http://www.3dfestival.com/story.php?story_id=972&page=3

And it’s great to hear you all are enjoying the interview!

salud


#9

I really like the mel thing and hiding the CTRL´s of the opengl display… is this a new trend ?


#10

Since my visits to cgtalk, the german film school students have been one of many groups of artists who have inspired me greatly. It’s nice to see a well thought out interview about this long awaited short. I’m going to download it now, :slight_smile:


#11

wow, Dronez is a really amazing short. Those guys are great, and they are still students :eek: Since i’ve started coming to cgtalk, i’ve noticed alot of impressing GFS and VFS artists :thumbsup:


#12

this is the time where i hate short films. They are just too short.

The movement of that lil bugger is amazing. I’d like to see 2 of them fight against each other.

I had a tid bit of a problem with the sound synching. It’s most likely my computer. Oh well. Superb work.:applause:

Just wish i knew where to start when comes to building mechs.


#13

in the picture of the 4 students that is linked above, the middle left guy reminds me of Robert James of Aphex twin:)


#14

Cooool stuff. :thumbsup:


#15

Very nice work. I’m glad to see students coming out with such impressive work. It kinda gives me hope and inspiration that I’ll be that good someday if I try really hard! Hats off to you four.

Good luck to all,

Lu


#16

DROOL!!!
so awesome…jesus, cant stop watching Dronez!
Cheers,
:beer:


#17

Love it So much!!

I have seen some short sections of the film before. It’s Great!

I wanna know which CG design school that they were …

Anyone knows here? Thanks.


#18

Originally posted by Maximus Groff
I really like the mel thing and hiding the CTRL´s of the opengl display… is this a new trend ?

afaik, XSI is the only app that has real support for it, no need for any fancy scripting, just your basic html drag-drop scripting, most of it is done for you :slight_smile:

Cool movie btw! :slight_smile:


#19

hi everybody,
thanks for your compliments…

@ opacity
actually this UI has nothing to do with “fancy scripting”, it`s very easy to setup and everybody could learn this in 5 minutes if you have the basic code.

@Groff
The question is always the same, is it worth the efford, and does it really save you time. I really like to work in this way and it took me about 1/2 hour to set this up, as I have already used this window with several other characters…

If you have any further questions or crits just go ahead…

thanks again everybody…
cu Leif


#20

Originally posted by leif
@ opacity
actually this UI has nothing to do with “fancy scripting”, it`s very easy to setup and everybody could learn this in 5 minutes if you have the basic code.

I meant “Fancy” as in ‘any scripting at all’ :wink: but it’s cool stuff non the less, sorry, didn’t mean to change topic in your thread :smiley:

Back on topic: The foreground snowelements whirling about looks great, which technique did you use for those?