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This is a 3D animated short film prologue I spent 9 months working on, it was made in Autodesk Maya and rendered using Pixar's Renderman. The film is about a mysterious character who explores the dark depths of a giant abandoned facility. The purpose of this instalment is to create an atmosphere and establish the environment. It acts as a prologue to a whole series of upcoming shorts films about the character's journey through the facility; this is just the first phase of the story.


Very cool, you portrayed the atmosphere of the facility very well. Abandoned, yet you still expect something to pop up from behind every corner. It reminds me a lot of a manga I once read, called 'Blame!', you should read it, might help you with ideas for your upcoming shorts?

Audio was well chosen, and enriched the atmosphere, and as for animation, like others already mentioned, you might want to work on the running animation.

Just one last thing, it didn't feel like the character was 'exploring' so much, it was more like he knew exactly where he was going. Maybe add a couple of scenes in which he stares in awe/wonder at his surroundings and asks himself what everything was for. Him, walking and looking around would help a lot as well. Definitely as he is, as you say, exploring this (i assume unknown to him) facility.


Anyways, very cool! Atmosphere sent shivers down my spine, so keep it up!

That was... oh my god. I have to see all of it as soon as possible, you don't even know man.
One thing, though. I can't get over the fact that his legs aren't hinged at his hips. legs swivel around two points positioned in the pelvic region, yet this guy's hip joints seem to be extended about 9 inches below that point. there is much room for improvement-- use it well, o powerful story teller.

It looks great, I like your cinematography and the subtle camera movements to make us feel sickly and at unease! The animation doesn't have much weight to it he looks like he floats around but it still works so well done. You're great at creation environments, what did you reference for the scenes? Deadspace was one of them I'm guessing?Well done dude! Also the corridor scene with the fans looks awesome I love the lighting in it.

The way he (or she, it's hard to tell) holds his/her gun seems awkward. It would make more sense if his/her right arm was lower and his/her left arm higher with his/her elbow pointing down instead of backwards. The current way he/she holds the gun isn't relaxed enough, basically. Everything else seems cool, especially the mysterious feeling that something it hiding in the facility.

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I admit that I was a bit disappointed at how there wasn't a lot of action. But you know what? This is some of the most awesome animation I've ever seen on this website, so I just love it. It's definitley the best animation I've seen from you. I would love to see more of these cartoons made. It is a bit weird the title was in all capitals.

It looks like it's mostly just this guy going through this strange place. I just love the detail put into everything. It looks like this would have also worked as a trailer. Hopefully future episodes will have more things going on. I was surprised at how short this was, given how massive the environment seemed.

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4.05 / 5.00

Oct 8, 2012
6:52 PM EDT