Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Hello, my dear reader! It’s only a few days left before the 1st of September, which is not only the Knowledge Day (in Russia), but also is a deadline for our “Vectorization and Tweening” stage. We are working very hard to get everything done, but looks like we […]

Ivan and Morevna models – Community call results

OK, people, today we are ready to announce the results of our community call for Ivan and Morevna models. One month passed by since we published the call and during that period many artists worked to create the models of the two main characters. It was an exciting for me to meet so many enthusiastic […]

Soldier Model

Meanwhile Nikolay struggle with keyframes, Erik Castillo has finished the promised 3D model of soldier. I was a little worried about the lack of such model, because we need it in shot 35 for keyframes drawing (this is a very complex shot where the soldiers are thrown into the air). Luckily Erik did best to […]

Migrating to Blender 2.61

Finally, we have started updating Morevna repository for Blender 2.61. As you might remember we have used 2.49 before and of course we have many issues during migration. At the same time we started ultimate rework of battlefield concept. Here’s a few WIPs: Special thanks for building models: Abolfazl Kanani, cody glassman, Sebastian Erler. P.S. […]

Random news

Here’s a shots in progress I’m currently working on. Again, this is all about animatic stuff. Meanwhile, Nikolay Mamashev is back to the project for the whole summer. He is working hard on animation for shot 16. This is a real crusade, really boring work. Shot 16 showing soldiers’ foots running towards us.

Katana Model

A 3D model of Marya Morevna’s katana was created for scene 24 of demo storyboard. Download original model: katana.blend. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

Helicopter 3D model

Here’s layout of helicopter. The model is not completely tuned, but it already could be used. Other stuff could be fixed during the animation process. Helicopter state is controlled by IPO drivers. Watch it in action: ipo-drivers-demo.ogg.