3D Render project

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What if Franco, the Spanish dictator, came back to life as an AI? What would happen? I created this short 3D film during my last year of college. For this project, I designed the sound, composed the lighting, music, and 3D elements, and did the animation to create a creepy atmosphere that leaves you uncertain of what will happen next.


I’d say I achieved the mood and feel I was looking for. I am pretty happy and satisfied with the end result, and even though the Franco part was added afterward and I had never planned to include him, I think that, in the end, he adds some much-needed humor to the story, which, with all that mystery, was necessary.

Problems encountered

In my Franco scene, I didn’t render enough frames initially, so after rendering a significant portion, I had to go back and render the bits that were left out. Unfortunately, I had completely changed the lighting setup for my next scene and didn’t remember the original setup. Since I didn’t save a copy of the previous setup, the final render shows a noticeable change in lighting in the last few seconds of the Franco shot.

What would I’ve done different

If I were to start over on this project, I would have investigated better ways to time the music with the scenes more efficiently. Additionally, I would ensure to save all versions of the file as I update it. That way, if I am missing frames to render, it won’t be a problem to go back and render a few more bits.

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