Download the film: grounded.avi (DivX, 6.6MB)

The story of a young dragon who takes his first flying lessons from a butterfly...

Grounded is a short film which I created as a final project for an animation class I took. Although we used Maya in the class, I tried to use Blender as much as possible as well. All of the animation and rendering is done in Maya, while 90% of the modeling, the skies, all of the particles (except for the fire particles), and the compositing were done in Blender.

In all the film took about 10 weeks to produce. Given that timeline, I'm pleased with the results (although I wish I allowed myself more than a day for sound editting). I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.

View the WIP page here.

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Copyright 2005 Jason Pierce