Aww Valentine's Day, a day for love, a day for flowers and chocolate, a day for another Blue Crescent Animated short. Our latest animated project was all about 'destined love' and we once again put (the still in work) Blender Eevee through the ringer to bring that message to life. After agreeing on the plot we got to work on the models first placing special attention to the star himself, Cupid.
We intended to the give the model a more unique and simplistic style that would lend better to a more lowpoly art style. The wings proved to be the more challenging part of the model as we wanted have each feather to be unique in size and shape.
Our attentions then turned to the models of the other key character as well as the extras need for our restaurant scene. Here again we keep the same low poly art style however, we poured extra care into the hair of each character's models, creating each single strain of hair individually to again test the limits of Blender Eevee when rendering.
Creating the model's hair this way was a nightmare once we had to complete the model of our lead actress' as that process alone took us 5 hours to complete. However, we believe this practice will one day be invaluable as we aim to have dynamic hair & fabric animations in future projects. Speaking of animation, it was our most difficult time crafting this latest project as we do all of our character's movements and animations purely by free hand and keyframes (We one day hope to have enough budget to purchase industry standard motion tracking software & equipment to have more natural animation). In the end, the project took us just short of 2 weeks to complete with Blender Eevee being a big help when it comes to rendering time. You can watch the complete video below or you can also check out some of our original projects over at our portfolio.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.