World of Blackthorn

Welcome everybody to the last post of BlackthornProd for the year 2015, an amazing year because it was only just this summer that we started out our journey into the amazing world of digital art and video games !

But I am telling you this guys, the year 2016 is going to be a no joke year, it is going to be a CRAZY year and hopefully a very successful one  !

First of all BlackthornProd has decided it is time to create our very own world. It’s name is Blackthorn (inspired by the name of our community :)). It is set in a fantasy world filled with dangers and horror. Glowing red eyes in the dark, green mist hanging by a strange and rundown cabin, thick green slime in the dark grass, the low and dangerous growl of a beast you can’t see, that’s all everybody know in this world. The notion of fun, joy and happiness are unknown, here, in Blackthorn all everybody can think about is SURVIVAL. It’s a world ruled by terror and fear of the night, a place where people shiver and crawl under their beds at the sound of a bird… well you get the picture, this is not a cool place.

We really want to make this a vibrant world with it’s own history, lore, monsters, towns and more ! We are also thinking of making epic comic books of this world, just know one thing, we are looking for a dark and mysterious world but with an edge of fun and cool cartoony sort of style !

To start off we are going to be making the WORLD OF BLACKTHORN cinematic #1 which is going to be a very short animated movie featuring one or two characters of our world ! We will probably post you very soon the storyboard of  this mini movie so stay tuned !!

Here is a little 3D character we created for the WORLD of Blackthorn, his name is Squish, a small abomination, he might be used as the pet of one of our main characters ! (He can’t walk, only hop around or slowly move like a snail/slug). We are going to of course rig him very soon !

Just one last word, we will surely resume creating our Youtube videos in another one or two months, right now though we are too busy learning about game development and creating the world of Blackthorn to create YOUTUBE tutorials, we are also brainstorming on a UDEMY course, a massive step by step tutorial series where we will bring you through the process of creating your very first short and simple animated movie, with characters, textures, rigging and animation !

Exciting things are coming up next year !

Hi everyone !

Just wanted to show you a few of the amazing things

that are coming out in 2016 !

And much MUCH more !!

Dragon Rock, a new BlackthornProd project !

Hi ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to BlackthornProd !

Today, I wanted to share with you the plans we have for our brand new project, Dragon Rock ! In this short animated movie, a thief is going to sneak up a mountain to the den of some cute and chubby little dragons, he will then try to snatch the eggs and the chest. He won’t get them though without a fight !

For now all BlackthornProd has created are the dragons, we still need to create a full story board, the dragon thief  and the mountain ! The next big challenge will be rigging the dragons and doing all the animation, we really want to put a lot of hard work into this animation to make it both funny and believable !

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Projects coming up …

Hi guys ! 😉

Just to tell you all what BlackthornProd is working on at the moment, first of all  “The dangerous toy” project is at the animation stage ( to see more about this project check out the previous post, we are working hard on this part of the pipeline and hope to give this toy clown a scary feeling !

Secondly, BlackthornProd is very exited to announce that we are going to do a Youtube Dragon serie ! Very soon we are going to create tutorials that will be available on BlackthornProd’s YOUTUBE channel, in this playlist we will create from scratch a cool cartoon dragon going through the modelling, texturing and maybe even the rigging process ! We still haven’t completly decided wether the dragon will a pure BlackthornProd character ( designed and imagined by Noa Calice ) or a Dreamwork Gronkle dragon, in any case though check out regularly our Youtube channel to see when the first tutorial will be out !!

Finally, just to say that we are still brainstorming hard on our first christmas project, we will tell you all about it as soon as we come up with something that is funny and full of Xmas cheer !

Big News !! The Nabulu World !

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World of Nabulu (For now) “Zommed out version”

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Hello everyone and welcome back yet again on BlackthornProd ! 🙂

Today I want to share with you BIG news, now that Halloween is over and our (Halloween projects) our completed BlackthornProd has planned out a massive new project called “The Nabulu World”. In this project we are going to create a small world from scratch starting by a “zoomed out version of the world” and going on to create a small town; the Nabolos which are squat little alien creatures that populate the Nabulu World as well as their different cool space ships !! As you see there is a lot of work to do but it is going to be extremly fun ! This is going to be BlackthornProd’s second “official” animated movie and of course, we want our animation to be better than last time, our characters more fun and exiting and the story more interesting ! This project has a lot of challenging aspects to it that we definitly think will help BlackthornProd to progress in many different ways so if you are interested in seeing how the Nabulu World project is going to progress I urge you to stay tuned on BlackthornProd ! 🙂

PS : If you want to see Sweat Pumpkin animated short, check out BlackthornProd’s YOUTUBE channel !

Happy Halloween BlackthornProd !!

Happy Halloween everybody and welcome back on BlackthornProd !

It has been 4 months since BlackthornProd started out its wonderful journey into graphical art and we love it more and more everyday ! We have created 8 characters in all, from a funny alien to a crazy little pumpkin man and we are having an enormous amount of fun imagining funnier and more spectacular projects everyday ! We feel we have progressed a lot during these four months but we still need to become a thousand times better before we become true geniuses of the CG world ! We have a lot of ideas, and I mean a LOT of them for the next months to come so stay tuned on BlackthornProd because are journey has only just begun !

Click on the picture to get a better view of BlackthornProd’s characters so far ( except Burny and Mr Jinxed) !

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Happy Halloween BlackthornProd
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Pumpkin Youtube – BlackthornProd

PS : For those of you who want to learn how to create a cartoony halloween JackOLantern I urge you to check out my YOUTUBE channel where I bring you through the process of creating a spooky Pumpkin !

Pumpkin Dash : energy balls !

Pumpkin Dash, our first 3D video game is in process ! After having created the assets and imported them into Unity we have now been busy on importing animation, learning about components, scripting and the like ! We quickly noticed that Unity is a no joke piece of software and that it is going to take a lot of time, practice and patience before we handle this amazing game develoment application ! For now our pumpkin Man character can run around the maze and pick up energy balls, we still have to fix a lot of little bugs, put in place a time trial script and insert some cool halloween audio ! 😈

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Pumpkin Dash – Run & energy balls
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Pumpkin Dash – Maze

PS : for those of you who are interested in learning how to create games, characters and the like I propose you check out my Youtube channel , Digital Tutors or even Unity 3D.com !! 😉

Big announcement : BlackthornProd’s Halloween maze !

Hello guys !

Only one more week to go and then it is the Halloween holidays, and Halloween holiday means lots of time, and lots of time means lots of cool, exciting projects to create ! 🙂

First of all, we just want to tell you that we have 6 videos on our YOUTUBE  channel so if you guys want to learn how to get Autodesk softwares, create cool characters and environment and learn how to bring your creations to life, I definitely urge you to check out our channel !

Next, our Sweet Pumpkin project is advancing wonderfuly, we are now at the animation stage and we hope to finish our project by the end of our Halloween holidays ! 😈

We are also super exited to tell you that BlackthornProd has started getting into Unity 3D, a super game development  tool that we are going to use to create super cool games ! Our first video game will be called Halloween Maze, our little pumpkin character will be running around this spooky maze, trying to find his way out with a time limit at his back !

Lastly, BlackthornProd are brainstorming on a portofolio character, we are currently at the sketching and drawing out ideas stage but we hope that we will come up with a character cool enough to go on CG society , a beautiful website where artists, both 3D and 2D share their Unity Logowork ! 🙂Y Logo

Susy Wizz & The Pumpkin Man

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Sweat Pumpkin – models – BlackthornProd
Sweat Pump textures
Sweat Pumpkin – textures – BlackthornProd

Today we wanted to show you our two very new characters, the little witch girl and the Pumpkin Man ! As Halloween is coming up we wanted to create a Halloween theme based project to celebrate this spooky time of year ! These two brand new characters were created using Autodesk Maya, we then painted them in Mudbox and we are now currently working on their control rigs ! BlackthornProd is also preparing tutorials on how to rig the little girl, these videos will be for beginners in Maya so I definitly urge you to check out our YOUTUBE channel ! One last word, for those of you who are fans of 3D animation and character creation I am very exited to inform you that we are thinking of creating a Udemy course, in this course we will create a stylized character from scratch, we will go threw the modelling process, painting, rigging and finnaly create a couple of cool
animations !! The hole course will be aimed for beginners who have never used Autodesk Maya or Mudbox or who have very little experience ! Oh and don’t worry, we will show you how to get a free and legal student version of Maya and Mudbox, all you need is a computer and you can get cracking on creating YOUR dreams in 3D !! 🙂

BlackthornProd’s BIG news 2

Hi everyone and welcome back to BlackthornProd !!

A lot of very exiting things are happening at the moment, first of all we have finally finished the animation for our haunted Mansion Serie episode 1 !! All that there is left to do is add some lights to the scene and do some clean up work, once that is all done we will render out our mini movie and send it to Youtube for all of you to see ! This was our very first BlackthornProd animation, it was challenging but very fun and the result was cool even though we still have a lot to learn before we become masters at 3D animation. 🙂

story board HMS
Story board – HMS – BlackthornProd

Secondly, we are very exited to inform you that we have begun to sketch out some ideas for a completly new project “Sweat Pumpkin”, this funny little animated movie is focused on Halloween 2015 and is going to bring to light 2 new BlackthornProd characters, a little girl called Susy Wizz and an evil Pumpkin Man.

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Susy front – Sweat Pumpkin – BlackthornProd
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Susy side – Sweat Pumpkin – BlackthornProd
Brainy Frank
Brainy Frank – BlackthornProd

Next we wanted to show you the cool character we are working on, Brainy Frank, a disgusting Frankenstein Monster that is leaving half of his body parts behind him as he runs for his life

Finally we also wanted to tell you that to celebrate Halloween we are also going to do a Pumpkin Party, in other words, each one of BlackthornProd’s characters will wear an original and funny Pumpkin Head !

So keep following BlackthornProd because tons of awseome things are coming up, if you are interested in the wonderful 3D world and industry I also recommend you to look at BlackthornProd’s Youtube channel where we launch every week tutorials, animations and much much more ! You should also check out CG society , a beautiful website that offers you inspiration and great forums !!

That’s it guys, see you all very soon and remember, Halloween is coming … 😈