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    Hello World! First of all: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I was overwellmed by the many 'hearts' and never could have imagined to be so many. I will surely checkout the accounts of those who 'hearted' me. Also thanks for the nice comments from some 'famous' people :) Further thanks to the other forums/sites that linked to MITE: kuriositas.com , stashmedia.tv , io9.com , karapaia.livedoor.biz, alt1040.com , thecuriousbrain.com , and of course vimeo! Which by the way offer some interesting statistics, one of which says that this video was watched from 145 countries. Just wow! Some info about me, I've been a professional computer animator for the past 20 years and 10 years of traditional cell animator before that. So for this film to take nearly 10 years to complete is a manageable timeframe :-) Unfortunately Softimage has been discontinued by Autodesk in 2015, if you want to see 'The Return of Mite' 10 years from now please visit: change.org/petitions/autodesk-save-softimage Thanks for your help. King regards Walter Volbers , europe 2014 Production info: Modelled, rigged, animated in XSI/Softimage. Rendered in Softimage using Arnold with a maximum frame time of 3:22 hours (SITOA 1.17). Render resolution 1280x720, depth channel resolutuion 2560x1440. Comped in Nuke using Frischluft for depth of field in 2560x1440 and resized to final 1920x1080. Camera animation is 'one shot' except for the crash zoom in the beginning with a short disolve to the key, where I change the set. I started out using Mental Ray but I was forced to switch to Arnold (faster, better, more stable). As already mentioned, the production-time: 10Years! (not kiding) Yes, this seems loooong, but this was an 'on and off' project done aside from my day job as a CG artist. And most time was wasted having to redo the shading with Arnold. Summed up to an eight hour workday the animation of the Mite was completed in two weeks.

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    • Dragon - wip


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      " 야경꾼일지(Night Watchman's Journal) " - MBC TV Drama.e01 Softimage to Arnold = Dragon , Dust&Smoke (Pyro Convert to VDB & Popnet) , ICE Strand Mantra = Dragon , Water (Flip Simulation) , Saliva (ICE Strand Convert to PolygonMesh & Popnet ) Music ( Lorde - " Everybody Wants To Rule The World" )

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      • Insects


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        edit: I can not believe all these appreciations and encouraging words, this means a lot to me. can't stress how much! I'm really really grateful for all the words and time you put watching and spreading this. this brought me a success which I'll never forget. thank you and thank you! :-S #=================================================================================== First of all, I’d like to thanks everyone for watching and also those who helped with their feedbacks so it can look the way it does. A project I did in my spare time at home after work and during the weekends. I was responsible for everything, from the actual concept and modeling and rigging to the final rendering and compositing, as well as the music and sound design. Took me 3 to 4 months start to finish, the final rendering using arnold took around 12 days 24/7. My machine specs are: Xeon E5-2687 3.10 GHz (2 processors) 64 GB RAM Nvidia Quadro 6000 Softwares used: zbrush, maya, arnold renderer, nuke You can also go ahead and check out a little making of video of it here: https://vimeo.com/107398431 Please feel free to ask questions about how it's made, I'd love to also open up some sort of discussion regarding that :) wish the best for all cheers www.RamtinAhmadi.com

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        • Luke Million: Arnold [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


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          It's gonna pump you up! LUKE MILLION "ARNOLD" + "SUN SPLASH" LIMITED EDITION 7" PICTURE DISC VINYL + DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW http://shop.futureclassic.com.au/product/luke-million-arnold-sun-splash-12 http://www.juno.co.uk/products/429801-01.htm FACEBOOK.COM/FUTURECLASSIC Luke Million "Arnold" Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger Director: 1977: George Butler Redit: Alanedit Baby Oil: Natassious Columbu, Johnson & Johnson Roids: Jose Cullo Gym Towels: Paul Puma Special thanks to Gold's Gym, the water cooler, Luke Million. Breasts. Label: Future Classic soundcloud.com/futureclassic Pumping Iron: © White Horse / Cinegate. More energy!

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          • Edeka "Unser Wald"


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            Advertising goes green: The wild life biologists and lumbermen of the CGI forestry office Sehsucht, Hamburg have captured the bloom of the summer in a little scrapbook to safe us all from the dark days of autumn rain. To support the coalition of the WWF and German supermarket chain Edeka for the good cause we have built a miniature forest from the blank pages of a book. Plant polygon seeds in early spring. Use some digital fertilizer to grow the trees when the days are long and sunny. And eventually reap a harvest of some highly detailed renderings in autumn and put them all in book. Et voilà: The world's first forest to go. C R E D I T S Production Company: Sehsucht GmbH Producer: Andreas Coutsoumbelis, Jan Tiller Director: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss Design: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss Technical Direction: Martin Chatterjee 3D Lead: Stephan Haidacher 3D: Sebastian Welti, Martin Chatterjee, Jaroslav Polensky, Compositing: Yacoob Essack, Stephan Haidacher Sound Design: Jochen Mader (Audionerve)

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            • Deutsche Fernsehlotterie "Paper World"


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              Follow the paper plane into Sehsucht's latest origami-style world of helping hands and improved communities. We produced the 30 sec. TVC "Paper" full CG for Deutsche Fernsehlotterie, a charitable lottery, and their agency Zum Goldenen Hirschen, all three companies from Hamburg/Germany. Director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss and his team walked the tightrope between reduction and complexity, aiming to create the characters as human as possible but with a realistically foldable look that carries the complex textures of paper. C r e d i t s Client: Deutsche Fernsehlotterie GmbH, Hamburg/Germany Head of Marketing: Stefanie Ohnemus Marketing Manager: Bastian Gruhne Agency: Zum Goldenen Hirschen, Hamburg/Germany Account: Ralf Gessner CD: Jutta Meinhold Copy: Eric Rehders AD: Anne Harders Consulting: Julia Soeffing Head of TV: Dietmar Zielke Production: Sehsucht GmbH, Hamburg/Germany Director: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss Producer: Andreas Coutsoumbelis, Selina Schmitt Concept & Character Design: Anja von Harsdorf, Axel Brötje, Adrian Lawrence, Julius Brockelmann, Linh Mai, Hans-Christoph Schultheiss (Character Design) Storyboard: Malte Romainczyk 3D Lead: Hannes Geiger 3D Artists: Felix Geremus, Mathias Thomann, Alexander Siquans, Sebastian Welti, Andreas Schulz, Jörn Engelke, Daniel Jahnel 3D Animators: Jakob Schulze-Rohr, Onni Pohl 3D Lighting and Shading, Daniel Jahnel Technical Director: Martin Chatterjee Compositing: Alexander von der Lippe, Florian Zachau , Yacoob Essack Music: Supreme Music, Hamburg/Germany (Florian Lakenmacher) S o f t w a r e 3D: XSI, Rendering auf Arnold Compositing: Nuke Online: Autodesk Flint

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              • Athens Tech Demo Siggraph 2013


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                Meet us at http://www.whiskytree.com Follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/whiskytree Like us on Facebook - facebook.com/whiskytree

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                • Deutsche Fernsehlotterie "Paper World" (Making-Of)


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                  30.2K Plays / / 35 Comments

                  Follow the paper plane into Sehsucht’s latest origami-style world of helping hands and improved communities. We produced the 30 sec. TVC “Paper” full CG for Deutsche Fernsehlotterie, a charitable lottery, and their agency Zum Goldenen Hirschen, all three companies from Hamburg/Germany. Director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss and his team walked the tightrope between reduction and complexity, aiming to create the characters as human as possible but with a realistically foldable look that carries the complex textures of paper. C r e d i t s Music Making Of: Supreme Music, Hamburg/Germany (Florian Lakenmacher) Deutsche Fernsehlotterie Paper World: https://vimeo.com/41831108

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                  • HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn - Opener


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                    A montage of 5 individual opening sequences we did in cooperation with 343 industries for the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn web series. All titles combined result in a seamless narrative, closing the gap between the end of HALO 3 and the beginning of HALO 4. Year: 2012 Client: 343 Industries Animated Opening Sequences Production Company: Blacklist Executive Producer: Adina Sales Producer: Alexander Unick Animation Studio: Woodblock Direction: Polynoid Music / Sounddesign (Montage): Michael Fakesch Artists: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Bashir Hamid, Marco Kowalik, Csaba Letay, Sebastian Mayer, Fabian Pross, Egbert Reichel, Heiko Schneck, Carl Schroeter, Tom Weber Live Action Series Director: Stewart Hendler Live Action Production Company: Laskey Productions, Inc. Visual Effects Producer: Dave Moulder Associate Producer: Jamieson Fry Film stills, concept art and styleframes over at polynoid.tv/fud

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                    • The Schwarzenegger Trilogy


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                      The Governator himself reviewed the animation on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/#!/Schwarzenegger/status/109012720254337024 HUFFINGTON POST interview http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/31/the-schwarzenegger-trilogy-arnold-schwarzenegger_n_944179.html The Animations: '5 4 3 2...', 'Galleria' and 'come on... get down' which is a Gangsta rap feat Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. The 3 short animations all hand-drawn 1600 frames cell animation with Highlighters used for color, it was hell to make but we love the final videos! The first video '5 4 3 2...' is a series of continuous Hollywood explosions edited into a simple beat. The second 'Galleria' is a cut from Terminator 2 which is one of my favorite scenes from any movie. The third 'come on... get down' is a original gangsta rap with lyrics provided by Arnold himself and arrangement by Harry McGowan The short films premiered at the Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles as part of Cine-Shorts which is a bi-monthly series that aims to provide a platform for local directors + aspiring filmakers making their mark in the city of los angeles. Animation assistance by: Leslie Lee, Samir Evol Arghandwall "5,4,3,2..." Edited by: Aaron Morris http://aaronchair.com 'Come on... get down' Arranged by: Harry McGowan Special thanks to: Jason Underhill, Tim Koch, Arnie http://www.brainbowinc.com UPDATE: We just made some Schwarzenegger Trilogy Wallpapers for your desktop, iPhone and iPad! Enjoy! brainbowinc.com/​site/​shop

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