It looks great!
just some critiques:
1 – A sound byte when the tree trunk beat the fat rodent would have been great
2 – The black fades after “AND ONE GIANT PAYBACK” look a bit weird here after the white bg used from the beginning. Why not keep the white approach?
WOOW Amazing render, the only problems are the sound sfx, like Marco said. When the rodent is being crushed by the tree trunk and when the rabbit was hit I expected some expression like ouch! or d’oh!. But techically speaking, again, WOOW!!
Amazing stuff!!! Could not it be longer? :-)))
Guy do you know that you have already this release evening made quite a wave in CGTalk forum. Every one is shocked what can be done in Blender these days :-)))))
At http://WWW.CGTALK.COM one of the mods, RobertoOrtiz, said that if someone from the project put this tease at the gallery forums, he will plug it.
This will be great because those forums have a big amount of visitors each day.
So. i will recommend to post this there so even more people will see this.
But I have something to pick on, sorry.
Even the first time I watched the trailer I couldn’t help to notice the strange flickering between the bunny’s arm and body. I assume that’s because of the AAO. And there seems to be a little strange lighting setup on the shot with the three rodents laughing. I don’t get how there could be shadows in 2 distinct directions. The middle rodent casts shadows on both the others.
Now, I will shut up, because I couldn’t have done it better anyway :P
You are the best :)
Nice trailer!! I can’t wait to see the movie. My initial reaction to the opening scene is that the rabbit hole does not look correct. It stands out as it is too black and the edges are too hard. Maybe this is just because the resolution of the trailer is small. This is not a dig, just my honest firt impression. I wish you the best with the movie!!!!
Just one thing… I know you probably don’t care too much at this point, but where it reads “Three Rodents” it should really read “Three [insert adjective here] Rodents”. It’s kind of awkward right now, and adding an adjective would satisfy the parallelism.
Of course, not everyone cares as much about grammar as I do… :)
This is incredible. Every time I watch the thing I start grinning like an idiot. This has got me SO excited! I’ve never been more excited by Blender than now!
Just one question: although there will be no dialogue, are you going to give the characters some grunt/squeak style voices? I did notice the sounds when the three rodents threw their acorn at the bunny, but it was like squeazing one of those little rubber ducky’s…… I think each character needs something distictive. The main bunny needs a deep+soft sound. It would be a bit weird having a totally silent movie. Voices ad d to the characters expression.
I mean you may have already thought of this, but just wondering if you could give us a clue?
OH MY GOD !!! Where’s my copy of Blender ? Where’s my Blender ?!?!
You are my new heroes: the animation is amazing, the music is gorgeous, the colors are a must-to-know, the character design is fantastic… W the BIG BUNNIES !!!
still, there are two things that don’t seem quite right.
1. The sound the lack of sound on some shots seem to throw the trailer off.
2.In th shot with the rodents under the tree, the shadows seem too bright, a little too much Dynamic Range.
This is amazing work and the team has to be praised highly. However I have to mention the couple of wee things that I felt were off – sorry.
I don’t think this is a trailer, I think it’s more like a teaser. And I noticed that a large number of shots were symmetrical – everything bang in the middle of the screen.
Blender is getting so good now!
Hi Nathan – I don’t think it’s not a trailer because of the length – it’s because of the way it has been cut… you don’t see as much as you want to (and you fade to black a lot with the cuts). I find a trailer can show me too much a lot of the time, and can spoil a film. So for me you’ve posted a teaser
as I wanted to see more of your film (I’m not fast enough on the pause button) – there’s nothing wrong with a teaser… is there?
The shot with Buck Bunny and the bow & arrow is beautiful (and asymmetrical too).
Amazing. What can I say, previous comments say it all. It exceeded my expectations.
The quality of the renders is awesome, the animation (at least what we can see here) are very good. It looks really good.
I have just one crit: the “glow” postpro effect is quite overused in my oppinion. I know it’s an artistic decision, but it degrades the details of hilights in many shots, making them look too artificial (in other shots, like the first one for instances it works really great).
I also know that it’s not about a realistic render, but that effect in some shots makes plants look fake and unnatural, not just “cartoonish”.
But, I repeat, this is only my honest oppinion.
Amazing work guys!!! Can’t wait to see it. I agree with the comment above about all the shots looking like they were centered. I loved the shots that were slightly dramatic or off center. Would love to see another trailer.
Hey ! Here it comes.
What a splendid work !
Near Pixar quality films are now in Ton’s hands and his great team.
Hope you will continue guys.
And hope That Mr Blender will stay the great tool we all love.
the graphical quality is amazing and it seems you managed to keep it up trough all the scenes.
as for the trailer, great to have it, but i’d wish the editing was a bit less fast, hold a few scenes a bit longer so you can appreciate the look and animation, the text comes up so quick between the short parts of the movie, that it is all over before you have seen anything, and need to pause the frames…
that sais nothing about the movie itself of course, but if you use this trialer to whet the appetite for festivals and such, i’d re-edit it a bit.
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!