So, after carefully considering the time I have until the deadline, I decided to join this Blender challenge with only three weeks left!
I know I have very limited time, but regardless, I decided to go big and try something really hard (for me, at least).
I chose to recreate the Agent 327 splash screen but using the characters from the Big Buck Bunny short as the actors.
I can’t actually remember the exact Blender version I first used back in 2006 or 07, as I was only a little boy trying to learn game development at the time, but I surely remember that the production of Big Buck Bunny was a big deal in that period. Fast foward some years and Agent 237 was released, and it simply blew my mind… And for those reasons, I decided to mix something from that distant time I started using Blender with a very cool splash screen from the Agent 237 short.
So, this is my starting point.
And this is the quick concept I came up with:
The challenge was going to be really hard even using cycles and the hair sim, but having to make everything realtime raises the bar to a whole new level. I also have to recreate 4 characters from the Big Buck Bunny short and put it all together in a nice looking scene. I already started sculpting them, and my goal is to have nice looking models, not technicaly refined characters ready for animation, which would be impossible given the time frame until the deadline. Thats it for now, I am going to be showing some timelapses of the character creations in the comming days, as well as other updates to the scene.