Initializing Motivation Protocol
January 11, 2013 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Wow! One guy did that?
posted by Kevin Street at 6:17 PM on January 11, 2013

SEVEN MONTHS?! That's it?!

The movements of that first character... the animations, the emotions. Holy hell. Kid's definitely skilled.
posted by spiderskull at 6:18 PM on January 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

The time frame for this project is pretty...shocking. Apparently he's been using Maya and Z-Brush (two of the most popular 3D animating/Modeling programs) for only about 1 year, and 5 years of Blender (an open source 3D modeling program) Either 3D software has gotten MUCH quicker to learn, or he's some kind of savant.

It took him 1.5 hours to model THIS? That's downright shocking.
posted by ShutterBun at 6:28 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

Is it just me or does the first link just go he blastr home page?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:33 PM on January 11, 2013

Whispery Irish accents.
posted by Damienmce at 6:59 PM on January 11, 2013

link worked for me.

Wow. this is pretty impressive. well done, Kaleb.
posted by dubold at 7:02 PM on January 11, 2013

Very cool. Please please please pair him with a writer with some sense of plot and character.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:09 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

WOW! This guy is gonna become a household name.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 7:54 PM on January 11, 2013

This is good.

Give this man some time and a budget.

He's put all the latest Sci-Fi movies to shame.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 8:56 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh, god, the complaint nerds in the comments
posted by jscott at 9:50 PM on January 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

I don't care how fast he can computer model. He'll be getting others to dothat anyhow. It's perfect in art design, that's his main talent.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:00 AM on January 12, 2013

The guy's got some mad skills in a lot of places. Thus I hate him. Out of sheer jealously.

Secondly, I enjoyed the movie and downloaded it to share with others.
posted by Samizdata at 5:01 AM on January 12, 2013

Uhhh this is so derivative I could totally whip out 1000 better visuals if I ever left this larva stage where I am buried in the underbelly skin of the massive frost beetle which is my host mother long enough to take a few animation classes. So there.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:21 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

Story wise, it's ok, really depends on how it's fleshed out. But the design of everything was nice and he's clearly incredibly talented, skilled, motivated and young. He should go far.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:30 AM on January 12, 2013

None too shabby!

Initializing. The prognosis for the forthcoming time period is appreciably more salubrious.
posted by Twang at 12:47 PM on January 12, 2013

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