During the 8th month of my graduate school I created this animation. I modeled and created everything with a few exceptions. I did not model the BMW, doctors/dentist chair or the facet and sink. However I did make significant revisions to each of those models for them to work well with my project.
The piece was created and rendered using Blender 2.6.2. Each frame of the animation took roughly 25 minutes to render there are 848 rendered frames that I stretched in After Effects to 900 frames even. I used 8 different computers to render out the frames. I discovered that a desktop PC and Mac Book Pro both with i7 processors are not equal. The desktop PC took about twice as long to render any given frame when compared to my Mac Book Pro. The fastest per frame renders came from a newish Mac Pro.
While completing this project I thought several times that I had taken on more of a challenge than I needed. I remodeling a house, working full time and then to take on what should have been a month of full time animating as well was a little insane. Thankfully I had a few days to work on this project while I was in Michigan. Without those couple days kicking off this project I don’t know that I would have been nearly as happy with the final product.
I hope you enjoy it.
“Palms…” by The Sleeping Sea (http://www.myspace.com/thesleepingsea)