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Fabulous Friday 3D-animated Film Feature: "The Present" shows the joys gift giving can bring

Posted by John Telford on Dec 9, 2016 3:03:59 PM

While this 3D-animated short film by Jacob Frey isn't a Christmas movie per se, it does offer a touching storyline that centers around the act of gift giving and how such gestures of love and caring can change someone's life for the better.

The_present_3D_animated_short_screenshot.jpgStill image from the 3D-animation "The Present"

Completed in 2014 and featuring some powerful elements of visual storytelling, "The Present" was the recipient of nearly 60 short-film awards. It was Frey's final project thesis to receive his degree from Germany's Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, and it took him a little over one year to complete using Maya for 3D modeling and animation, Pixar Renderman for rendering and Yeti Fur for hair and fiber effects.

With a total run time of just over four minutes, take a break from watching the clock at work to enjoy and reflect on the wonderful sentiments of this 3D animation during this Christmas season. 


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Topics: Visual Storytelling, 3D animation, 3D modeling, Maya, Yeti Fur, Pixar Renderman

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