Hi blendies !
It’s a blender animated and blender composited video I made to send my best wishes.
A screenshot of blender. You can see that GLSL preview looks like renders
Every element is alpha-textured planes. Textures are made in photoshop, all based on the same Cgtexture metal picture.
I use 3 mains renderLayers (foreground, focus plane, background) and 2 others for VFX (Smoke and confettis)
The main render layers are each VectorBlured and bokehBlured and composited in node Editor.
Smokes are real smoke video that I used as movieTextures on planes and confetti are a simple particule system.
Animation is hand-made, sometime with constraints, sometime not.
There is also a french version on my website http://www.bjobernis.fr/2013/01/bonne-annee-2013/#Blog