Playtime is a short film about two children playing at home in their backyard, and a curious alien cube that comes to visit. The children explore their curiosity and investigate the cube by playing music and making sounds. Watch an adventure unfold as the cube plays along!
This animation was originally started as an Honours project for 4 computer science students in 2009. After submitting the year's work for their degree, the project was abandoned. The animation was never finished. Work on the animation was resumed in March 2010 by one member. All 3D models and animations were overhauled and re-done. The final product is the fully completed remake of the original Honours project.
All work on the film was done by students that study Computer Science at the University of Otago. None of these students have had any prior training with art, 3D modeling or animation; their niche lies solely in programming and principles of computer graphics.
Further information can be found at: http://www.thomasverbeek.com/playtime
Software: Blender (version 2.49b), Adobe Photoshop, custom renderfarm management software
Hardware: Intel iMac (Mac OS X) 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo NVIDIA GeForce 9400