Heroes of Bronze "Journeys" Teaser

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A new teaser for my personal project set in Ancient Greece.
Go behind the story of the shots at: https://www.heroesofbronze.com/journeys

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About the Project:
Heroes of Bronze is an upcoming “proof-of-concept” CG short film set in Ancient Greece. It shows the magnificence, beauty and horror of the time between the two famous battles of ancient history – Marathon (490 BC) and Platea (479 BC).
It intends to serve as an intro to a bigger animated project.

Story Background:
In 499 BC the Ionian Greeks of Asia Minor rebelled against the growing might of the Persian Empire. In an act of defiance their united armies, supported by troops from Athens and Eretria, marched on Sardis, the powerful center of Persian power in Asia Minor. They burnt it to the ground along with its temples.

The wrath of Darius the Great, the king of Persia, was swift and merciless. In 497 BC he sent three expeditions against the Ionians, intent on crushing the rebels and restoring order. However, pacifying the Ionians of Asia Minor wasn’t enough for the ‘King of kings’. He turned his gaze to the West, across the Aegean Sea, where he found the proud city of Athens…
... learn more at: https://www.heroesofbronze.com/journeys

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The 3D scenes were created using the open-source software Blender, character meshes in Character Creator and animated in iClone, models textured in Substance Painter and clothing made in Marvelous Designer.

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Music by: Tomas Zemler
http://tomaszemler.com/

3D models provided by:
Roman Roschencko (lion statues) https://www.artstation.com/doubleagent2005
Tauan Bellintani (xiphos swords)
Don Falcone (aspis shield decors and models)
Category
CG Short