Animated Short: Brook (One Piece)

Inspiration came from listening to Bach’s Chaconne and the heart-wrenching story behind it. Kinda fits into what’s been happening for the past couple of years.

Some stills:

And the obligatory wireframe:

I also wanted to do a project on Brook to compare to what I attempted almost a decade ago (2012) in Maya/Mental Ray (anyone remember this?).
I hope it’s within the rules to post stuff not made in Blender :grimacing:

I hope someone out there likes this.



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thanks, I don’t often get comments :smiley:

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Great work, congrats again.
Render time ??? :slightly_smiling_face:

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I started this project almost 2 months ago, hobby project, so, not exactly full time on it.
The stills took around 5 - 6 mins using GPU Cycles rendering even with NLM denoising.

The animated frames on average took 5 mins per frame, even with the full scene shots, which was kinda surprising.
It’s probably due to the following:

  • Sacrificing detail where they’re not needed (ie, the ropes are a mess if you zoomed in on them)
  • Almost all textures were procedural, except for items like the lines on the violin body and the rum bottle label (which I thought was kinda clever :smiley: )
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:+1: :slightly_smiling_face:

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I love the way it ends just when its about to start! :laughing:

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Thanks, glad you like it!

In the anime/manga One Piece, Brook is a very peculiar character, on the one hand, he’s supposed to be comic relief, but he also has one of the most depressing backstories.

It was a thought bubble of mine to re-imagine that point of his backstory.

very nice short. especially like the lighting.

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Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Glad you liked it, there’s still so much for me to learn.