The Present

This was my graduation project from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. I was responsible for all the lighting, shading, rendering and I programmed the pipeline and groomed the little main character. 😉

The short tells the story of a boy who rather spends his time indoors playing videogames instead of discovering whats waiting in front of the door. One day his Mum decides to get a little surprise for his son, which makes it hard for him to concentrate on his video game.
The story is based on one of the wonderful comic strips from (portugiese only)


  1. Cool movie! Very touching! Which renderer did you use? And can you please tell the list of softwares and plugins you used to create this amazing movie?

    • Hey,

      thank you!
      I used RenderMan 18 as the renderer. I wrote a couple of scripts for Maya which we used for modeling, animation and lighting. We also used Mari here and there for some texturing. Compositing was done in Nuke.
      Hope that helps.


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