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Durian – the final rush

on July 2nd, 2010, by beorn

It’s getting close to the end and it’s all a bit busy here at the institute.

Most of the animation is completed except for some polish and effects, the render team is working overtime and the render farm is running hot enough to cook a dragon.

Here’s a timelapse video of last week’s action. It starts with our Monday morning kick off meeting and ends with the Friday weekly where we all watch the progress so far.



BTW, this is available in HD on YouTube
(music: “Perambulator” by Simon Leonard)

73 Responses to “Durian – the final rush”

  1. Martin Says:

    Durian Timelapse for those of us that do not use flash.

    The Youtube video is available in the WebM format:

  2. inken Says:

    Nathan i want a child from you!
    … Oh wait… i already got one Oo

    looks like you guys have much fun at work. enviable.

  3. wo262 Says:

    @inken nathan’s lover? what Blender has joined together, let autodesk not separate 😉

  4. Paulo Bardes Says:

    1:00 – It’s the ball I’ve sent!

  5. asanchezr Says:

    @Ton: 33 degrees? Really? … Here in Veracruz (México) we are at 34 degrees in summer =S =( =/

  6. J. Says:

    It’s seldom that hot in The Netherlands, but WHEN it is… (especially when you can’t bear it, like me)

  7. Anon Says:

    The yellow thing that moved along the monitor is not an alien…

    It’s a Psyduck. You’d know this if you knew your Pokemon.

  8. Joeri67 Says:

    Lol. I hope this ends up on the dvd.

    Its an extremely hot weekend here in holland. Up to 39 C here in the south. Im prety sure the farm at my work had a shutdown. But we won from Braziel ( fozyboal ) yeah. Top weekend.

  9. carlos h. passos Says:

    Germany 4 x 0 Argentina

  10. Kevin Says:

    The best part is Nathan, at ~1.43, goofing-off while everyone else is working hard.

  11. Arine Says:

    Lol… Have a close look at Ben’s facial expression at 1:45

  12. Lasse R. Bruntse Says:

    That was awsome. Nathan seems reeeaaallly busy.

  13. Simon Says:

    You should schedule the projects so you render at winter 😛

  14. maddes Says:

    really nice to see things evolving.
    wait – didn’t you promise to keeep us informed about the first minute? Last post on this topic is really long ago now. Since animation is done now, and the release of the movie itself seems to last some other months, may we see some nice results on the first minute PLEASE 😉
    You promised!

  15. blendNmix Says:

    Nathan is mainly animator and… how d’you say… the animation is finished. 🙂

  16. ROUBAL Says:

    Funny video. An unanimated animator ! The rubber duck seems to be more active than Nathan ! So, it will desserve a place in the credits !o)

    Here in France, I’ve got 33.5°C and no air cooling, so I have had to switch off my workstation. One of my two monitors is deceased yesterday and I don’t want the whole machine to follow it in the grave !o[

  17. cedal Says:

    fryday it was about 35 degrees in my room.
    without my huge fan next to my laptop i think he would have died… now the core is about 98/99 degrees 😮 :S (almost crashtime :P)

  18. J. Says:

    Don’t you have few fans to set up?
    After all you live in France, so it wouldn’t be wise to be a little more prepared? 😉

  19. J. Says:

    @cedal: Where do you come from?

  20. Jon Says:

    I always see this kind of thing at my dad’s work, but it looks even more awesome if blender replaces maya!

  21. Paolo Says:

    I think thai it would be great to release a 3d version of the movie (at list a part of it).
    It will be played on all new 3d tv that you can find in every media shop.