Heroes of Bronze: The Memory


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Heroes of Bronze is a personal CGI shortfilm I've been working on for the past 4 years, a labor of love and an introduction to an era that I think is sorely missing from today's film and animation world. I am not a historian, nevertheless, I tried to do the ancient Greece justice. I wanted to depict it as historically accurate as I was able, but at the same time, make it larger than life, the way it lives in my imagination. I am sure I've made errors, despite that, I hope I was able to capture the spirit of the ancient times and the Greco-Persian war period.

I plan to continue this project, but it largely depends on the support of the Patrons. On my Patreon, I will be sharing lots of behind the scenes, exclusive content, some of my 3D files, as well as short stories and larger parts of the Heroes of Bronze story.

I put together majority of the scenes and assets in Blender, where I also rendered the shots. To help the process, however, it helped to use a lot of other specialized tools. Absolutely essential for character meshes and animation was Reallusion's Character Creator and iClone, as well as the Rokoko suit for capturing my own animations. I employed Marvelous Designer for cloth simulations and Substance Painter for texturing most of the assets. The Adobe package served well in postproduction and editing, I used Photoshop for still images, After Effects for compositing the shots and Premiere for editing the video.

Music by: ​⁠@RichardAlbertMusic
Voiceover: Abigail Rice, Richard Antony, Heath Douglas
Special Thanks: Vojta Nedvěd, Apostolis Skouloudis, Zacharias Reinhardt and the ​⁠@cgboost team

Story Companion: https://www.heroesofbronze.com/shortfilm
Making of: https://youtu.be/HXdkMF_nsXY
Making of the music: https://youtu.be/t2DlmZBKTRM
The Soundtrack Suite: https://soundcloud.com/richardalbertmusic/heroes-of-bronze-soundtrack/s-PJov8pkqrBP
My main 3D software: https://www.blender.org/

The suit used for capturing animations: https://www.rokoko.com/

Two PCs were used to create Heroes of Bronze:
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4,2 Ghz
GPU: GeForce GTX 3070
RAM: 64 GB
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4,2 Ghz
GPU: GeForce GTX1070 Ti
RAM: 64 GB

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