I finally finished an animation again. Took about 3 weeks, also the project grew a lot. Initially I just wanted to make some cinematic shots and practice editing in Davinci Resolve, also do the sound design. But I kept adding scenes and had new ideas so it kept growing
Had some problems along the way as well. I bounced between 3.0 and 3.1 since there were new Geometry Nodes in 3.1 I used for the surface building effect, but some plugins only work in 3.0 which made everything a bit more complicated.
The fracture effect at the end was made with RBDlab, but everyone who has ever worked with rigid body / cell fracture / physics knows, that sometimes something acts weird for no reason, so it was a lot of trial and error to get that effect done.
Huge credit to MaxEdge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35AM0t-9XCg) he makes excellent videos on geometry nodes, also on the surface building effect I used.
Here is the displacement setup I used, also driven by an empty, so I have more control
The Davinci Resolve project
I really want to record the whole process of making something like this next time, so I can make a proper breakdown or timelapse and give more insight.
Hope you enjoy!
edit: moved the post to “Animation” i accidently put it in Artworks