Saturday was a special day for The Netherlands; after 10 years of renovation, the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has re-opened its doors to the public. Since thousands of people are intrested in visiting the museum and perhaps spending some days in this beautiful city, we would like to grab the chance to showcase one of our projects, which has also recently gone public, and would be a nice addition to your museum citytrip.
At the end of last year, D&D Creations was involved in the production of a historical animation for the Amsterdam Museum. Working together with the Amsterdam- and Los Angeles-based studio MiniVegas, our goal was to create short portions of animations, which represent some Dutch colonies in the 17th Century (which the Dutch call The Golden Age/De Gouden Eeuw). At D&D Creations we created the natural 3D environments, including terrains, sea, materials, vegetation, atmosphere and lighting in Vue. The full animation was composited and postworked at MiniVegas.
Since there were no cameras in the 17th Century, we needed to create these environments based on old maps, drawings and paintings. This was a challenge, but the Museum and both of the studios are satisfied with the outcome.
The Golden Age exhibition, including our project, can be viewed at least until September 2013, along with the most famous paintings of Rembrandt, Pieter de Hooch, Maerten de Vos, Dirck Hals or other big names in traditional art. If you’re interested in the exhibition (and in viewing our full-length animation in HD on a big screen), pay a visit to the Amsterdam Museum.
This animation is not the only project we created in collaboration with MiniVegas; the commercial we’ve made for a Ukrainian mobile/internet provider can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Stay tuned, because at the end of the month we’ll be back with other great news regarding a bigger project we were working on in the last four months!