W.I.W.O: Week 33 & 34 – Kubota Truck Launch

A double journal entry this time. I’ve had a pretty exciting past 2 weeks!

I spent a lot of this time working on animated content for an upcoming Kubota Truck Launch. The Animated content was created for a 40 metre wide screen!

All the animation was done using Video Copilot’s Element 3D plugin. I thought this project would test the plugin to it’s limit but it would render these massively large animation files without any issue…although I was doing a lot of this work with a beastly GTX 680, which may have had something to do with it!

I worked primarily on a ~90 second animated sequence for the main Kubota truck launch. I look forward to sharing some of the work after the launch!


I also helped create animated content for another upcoming ‘Go For Gold!’ corporate event, this time completing all the 3D animation in 3DS Max with Vray.

In this past week, I also attended the first ‘meet and greet’ for Pause Fest, Melbourne. It was interesting to see the showreel of clips that will be featured in the upcoming festival at the end of the year, and I also bumped into my first year 2D animation Teacher, Megan Nairn, who amazingly still remembered me! I created 4 2D animations for her 2D animation subject.


In week 33, I also celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my girlfriend, Ivy, and enjoyed some time off!

My 2 Year Anniversary


I’ve used some of my time off to start a few new personal projects – more info on that soon!

I try to create a quick journal entry at the end of each week that covers the projects, events and highlights of the past 7 days. These weekly blog posts are known as the ‘WIWO’ Series
(What I’m Working On).

About the author

Michael Wentworth-Bell is a Melbourne-based 3D generalist and Motion Graphics artist. Michael started the Lode in 2012 as an online Portfolio and blog.

One Response to W.I.W.O: Week 33 & 34 – Kubota Truck Launch

  • H. Martin September 18, 2012

    Good post! This is the kind of information that should be distributed on the online community.

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