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Welcome Manu to the Blender studio!

5 November, 2014 |  13 Comments | by Elysia Brenner

The Blender studio is another talent stronger since Manu Järvinen joined us this week from Helsinki, Finland!

Manu at Blender

Since studying 3D visualization at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Manu has worked with several studios – for the past 4 years entertainment company Rovio. (Yep, the “Angry Birds” people.) Luckily, they’ve been kind enough to lend him out to Blender for 9 months to work on Project Gooseberry.

Here, Manu’s first task is modelling – starting with Cosmos Laundromat itself:

Manu working 2

You can check out Manu’s skills for yourself on his website, which is full of his 3D images and animations.


13 Responses

  1. S J Bennett says:

    Tervetuloa Manu!

  2. Sami Timonen says:

    Manu needs more displays to his table, 3 more ;)

  3. erick says:

    Welcome Manu and have fun!
    We are all sure that you know what you are doing :)

  4. henryx says:

    I was thinking that cosmos laundromat would be more mystical ,heavenly,out of this world sort of like door room in monsters inc or world building room in hitchhikers guide to galaxy. But maybe having it just be a regular laundromat creates more impact . So which ever way you guys go is good.

  5. Florian says:

    Hey, just wondering: what are those desks called like and who makes them? They look pretty awesome.
    Also great seeing such a talent in the boat, i really look forward to seeing his work.

  6. Peter says:

    Wow you create amazing things, i was looking at your site.
    Then i was thinking that not all was CG but some parts where hand painted.
    However later i found your movies and so similair works, but animated.

    If you ever have the time for it, i’d love to read about how you achieve that, i’m a painting artist who ‘plays’ a bit with blender, now for 2 years or so.
    So i think i begin to understand blender, but my works are not yet like paintings

    • Elysia Brenner says:

      Hey Peter, can you give an example of the effect you’re wondering about? A particular shot or scene? :-)

    • Elysia Brenner says:

      BTW, are you a member of the Cloud? You’ll find this tutorial there:

      “David Revoy explains step-by-step his 3D paint-over techniques. The training starts with an introduction to Blender 2.5, to provide 2D artists with not much 3D experience a quick overview of the key features of Blender. It introduces the basics of the UI, modeling meshes and setting up light and rendering. This render is then taken to MyPaint and GIMP for further processing, importing and setting up several layers and showing how to efficiently add detail, texture and more dramatic lighting with manual paint-overs and layering techniques.”

    • acro says:

      And so the institute’s secret vacancy for chilled out dudes sporting a beard and blonde ponytail is filled!? Better luck next time cessen, I guess? ;)

      tho seriously – Manu, your work is incredible; great to see you on board for gooseberry!

      Peter – in Manu’s timelapse ‘Bulldozer Making-of’ linked beneath the bulldozer (2nd image on his site) – at around 19 minutes he finishes materials/shading after which it shows applying that lush magazine-illustration stylistic post-process magic you’re referring to. I suppose applying it to an animation would just involve a lot more node work instead of modifying externally, but I’m just guessing wildly.

  7. BernAr says:

    Welcome on board Manu! Great portfolio on your site :-)

  8. todaytuts says:

    thats amazing ! gooseberry forever !

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