ALAN BECKER

“My Neighbor Totoro” in Minecraft

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After 6 months and with the help of 50 people, the world of “My Neighbor Totoro” in Minecraft is finished. I made a cinematic trailer to showcase the map. You can also see the imgur album I made to highlight the comparison between our project and the movie itself.

What’s next? I plan to continue working on my next animation as well as move on to recreating Howl’s Moving Castle.

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Now Accepting Minecraft Builder Applications!

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Animation vs. Minecraft is finished!!

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One year 2 months and 833.5 work hours later, I can’t believe I’m finally hitting the publish button. To be honest I expected this animation to take me a month or two. Then 5 months later I expected it to be done after another 5 months. Well it took another 9 months.

I think when you write a story, it’s very easy to write something like “scene 3: the stick figures get attacked by a bunch of zombies, and defeat them all”. You don’t imagine the scene to take very long. And then when you go to animate it, you realize how much┬ámore complex it is, and in order to properly convey the idea, you have to add things beforehand, during, and after this scene. That happened for every single scene, and it wasn’t a very short story to begin with. Lo and behold, the animation I thought would be 8-10 minutes ends up being 16 minutes long!

But I’m very very proud of how it came out. I think in some ways it surpassed the previous animation. And I’m so glad to be done.

Enjoy.

And for those who are interested in learning from the original source files, I’ve made them available as a digital download! Requires Adobe Flash CS5 and above.

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