Just f…..g W0W! That realism is comparable to Final Fantasy VII:Advent Children. It blows me away how easily their fur is rendered. Even Square Soft/Enix/Pictures had trouble generating Red XIII’s fur.
I’d be having your babies if I wasn’t a chappie.
Excellent detail and lifelike scenes. Peach has far exceeded what I first assumed, and all of this using Free Software? Astounding.
The only drawback I’m not too keen on with this project – are its critics.
(I still like to hear what everyone has to say though.)
I would have to say that the characters aren’t that well developed. The bunny looks more like a guy in a rabbit suit and I simply don’t like Rinky, he looks weird. The quality of the animation is OK, but quite a distance from Pixar-like quality, I’m afraid. Also, I find the scenes look a little ‘dead’ with nothing moving, no twitching of grass or the blowing of leaves in the wind and no insects and burds buzzing about. The lack of voice characterization also makes the movie not as good as could have been. I personally think that ‘Elephant’s Dream’ looked much nicer, although the story was completely lacking. Again, the soundtrack is truly amazing, top notch!
Please don’t be put off by my comments, see it as constructive criticism. Due to the limited budget, resources and time contraints no one expected BBB to be as good as commercial offerings, but the result is still very good.
@ccherrett: well olaf is right, its not Pixar like quality but thats not the point here because Pixar simply has everything, they dont have hardware limitations like Peach and much more manpower and also the best artists they can get.
Its no shame not to reach Pixar quality (also i think no one in the team studied 24/7 living animals for the animations) and i think the Peach team is aware of this but hey, in my opinion it looks better then Dreamworks Animations and we dont want to forget that this projects goal is not to steal the crown form pixar but to show the potential of open source and that Blender it is a choise for artists and also the development of Blender. These Projects are simply what pushes Blender into new levels. Also this project is also an absolutly stunning showcase for all the people who worked on it.
^_^ Not everything is a peace of cake in Pixar; they also have limitations.
It’s true they have allot more manpower (I’ve count more or less 50 persons in the credits of the new short Lifted), but Peach Team also has the best blender artists and besaids some issues in the render farm I think they also aren’t limited by the hardware :P
Peach team isn’t competing with Pixar
…they are competing with TIME ;)
i’ve been keeping track of this from the start.. its nice to finally get a look at footage from the movie.. I also noticed yet another fantastically done soundtrack from the world of open movies. IT’s perfect!
Everyone would agree that Blender is truly coming of age with this production. It’s attracting a *huge* following and inspiring a large number of future artists and professionals. I’m still amazed sometimes what you can do with Blender, it literally turns dreams into reality!