WW2 DOGFIGHT CGI // Blender 2.83 Animation 3D

A new short 3d Blender 2.83 animation of Second World War soviet fighter aircraft.
This film tells the story of the «Normandy Niemen» regiment, an air squadron of the French Air Force that fought Nazi Germany during the Second World War on the Eastern Front from 1942 to 1945.
Here is a one short film I rendered inspired by the Normandie-Niemen’s stories. I was learning and getting myself up to date for the new 2.83 version of blender and decide to create a 3d CGI animation of this fighter squadron.

The Project: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/28lARv

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The workflow:

  • Assets modeled and animated on Blender 2.83 (Some assets are from Blendswap, CgTrader, Turbosquid…)
    Assets textured on Subtance Painter
    Assets rigged in Blender 2.8
    Full PBR Textures, on all assets.
  • Characters: the base mesh comes from Adobe Fuse. Animation are from Mixamo, skining done in blender.
  • FX Simulation on Blender 2.83 Mantaflow
  • Render with Blender 2.8 Cycles with 400 samples for the interior shots, and 200 samples for the outdoor.
    Render times: ≈ 119h :smile::smiley::grinning::slightly_smiling_face::face_with_raised_eyebrow::slightly_frowning_face::frowning: :upside_down_face:
    Post-production and compositing on After Effects 2020

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PC Spec
i7 6700
48GB DDR4
RTX 2080Ti

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Breakdown:













The Red Army is marching towards Kursk // WW2 Eastern Front

Yakovlev 9 Rig setup // Blender 2.83 viewport

Soviet Hangar and Yakovlev 9 (2M Polys)

Soviet Airfield WWII (1M Polys)

Thanks for watching!

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Absolutely awesome. I just wish it were longer!

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very nice and well done.

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impressive. great job :clap:

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Thanks for watching!

I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend :slight_smile:

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Thanks again, Bart !

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Thanks for watching!

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Thanks a lot!

Great stuff! :metal:t2:

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Great job on the Yaks. I like all the Environment work you put in also.

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Thank you!

thank you!

You’re #featured! :tada:

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Looks great an very authentic!

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I love the cinematography; feels like the start of a great movie! Very well done.

I suspect this isn’t your first animation :wink:

Sorry to hear it was a 119 hour render, though. I’m curious what the specs are the render system, if you’re willing, would you mind sharing what kind of system (or service) was used to render the animation?

I’ve got a new system on the way and am curious to see how long it might take to render something like this.

Thanks for the great post!

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Thanks again, Bart :v:

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Thanks for watching!

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This is by far one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my entire life when it comes to CGI and 3D animations.
Bravo Maestro

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Thanks for watching!