Oscars 2020 background animations

Hi there; I had a surreal pleasure to design and work on two background 3D animations for this year 92nd Oscar ceremony. They were shown while awarding best supporting actor and best visual effects; glowing effect for golden particles was eventually added by other artist as Blender’s Glare was not sufficient. Everything was prepared and rendered in Blender 2.81. All credits are mentioned on pictures above.



any chance of showcasing the animations? these submissions are still frame…

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I would say stills are way more fun than animations as they were supposed to be slow and almost unnoticable to the viewer. Posting them here would make no sense but check Brad Pitt’s speech he gave after receiving an Oscar award. You’ll get the idea. I rotated light sources and light obstacles around golden rings, that’s pretty much all (but it was kinda tricky).


First it was the Emmys now it’s the Oscars. :slight_smile: Well done!


i add a vote to this, showcase would be nice to see

Check this clips, you will find out that showing the whole animation here would be pretty dull - around 60 seconds of changing reflection of golden rings (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzRIqlc-N8k) or golden particles that are also getting slowly larger and smaller randomly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfkxOtffF_c&t=23s).

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I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!


Wow! What an honour it must have been! Excellent job :open_mouth:

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Thank you, @bartv! It’s always an honour!

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You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

Congrats on the honor of working on such a significant and widely viewed work. I would say this is a major milestone (and the Emmy’s) for Blender itself as well.

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Yes, exactly what deltaray said.
I’m curious to know what hardware was used? And which renderer did you use for this?

:smiley: Blender is doing better and better