Chocolate River Video Projection

  • May 15, 2013
  • 126 Downloads
  • 1 Like
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: BlenderCranium
  • License: CC-BY
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Description:

Here're all the files that i used to create the chocolate river that i projected -- with the help of a friend -- down the center isle of the audience for a local production of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.

I tried to come up with a creative way to create the river, and Blender immediately came to mind. I'm sure no other production of Willy Wonka has ever had a river like this.

The picture shown is the final projection during the show, thanks to our own co-ops projector.

Check out http://ben-blease.tumblr.com/post/50506272068/creating-a-chocolate-river for a complete rundown on how i created it using some of blender's newest features.

The full res version of the image can be found here.

Comments:

  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    What a great project!

    How long did it take to render the final animation, and what is the spec of the machine you used?

    Written May 17, 2013
  • BlenderCranium profile picture
    BlenderCranium

    @FayZee, it took me only about an hour and a half - two hours.

    I have a 3570k cpu, 2 gtx 550tis, and 16gb of ram. So i was rendering on three different devices.

    Thanks!

    Written May 17, 2013
  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    Do you have a farm?

    I've a feeling I need to upgrade my graphics card very soon. Which ones have you found best for Blender?

    Written May 17, 2013
  • BlenderCranium profile picture
    BlenderCranium

    Nope. I actually rendered the grass and candy seperate and had them as one image, then i composited that image over the animation.

    Written May 17, 2013
  • BlenderCranium profile picture
    BlenderCranium

    I find the 550tis are fantastic cards, but the 650s are obviously better. Unfortunately, you can't run two 650s t the same time.

    Written May 17, 2013
  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    I'll look into that range. Rather than running two graphics cards I would be looking for another dual port card that works well on Linux.

    Hmm, funny, Blend Swap won't let me post a comment as a reply today. It used to be possible. I've tried from both Firefox and Chrome.

    Written May 18, 2013
  • sendinthejagdpanther profile picture
    sendinthejagdpanther

    al i can think is: river thames, some time in the nineteenth century...

    Written August 16, 2014
  • CreativeHacker profile picture
    CreativeHacker

    no video of the animated projection ?

    Written July 15, 2015