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20 Awesome 3D Short Films and 3D Animations for your inspiration

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Making commercial movies is easy when compared to the 3D animation short films. Even though they are short in length, these short films contain all the mixed emotions like sadness, happiness, villain, hero etc that one can find in a full length movie. 3D Short films have their own story to tell and it’s targeted for all adults and children. What makes it fun is the 3D version because of their mind blowing effects and animation. If you are looking for inspiration for your next 3d short film, go through our amazing collection of videos and movies.

20 Awesome 3D Short Films and 3D Animations for your inspiration

Happily Ever After - Animated Short Films

A Journey into the future of a young couple moving in together for the first time

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BAOBAB - Animated Short Films

In a living paradise grow the most beautiful tree there was...

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Bye Bye Bunny - Animated Short Films

how would the world react to all its rabbits suddenly going missing, with a magician thrown in the mix...

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Under the Fold - Animated Short Films

After a day trudging the streets looking for work, a father finds time for his son. Kerrie Hughes talks to two members of the team behind Under the Fold

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366 Days - Animated Short Films

Shelley Page says: This wonderful film, about a young man who looks back over his year of national service as a paramedic, was directed by Johannes Schiehsl of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. This is my personal favourite from the graduation films of the past year or two, and is by turns funny, touching, disturbing and ultimately very moving. The story has an added depth because it’s based on the director’s personal experiences. The quality of the storyboarding, animation and production design...

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Stranded - Animated Short Films

Fancy dodging work for a couple of minutes? Then check out this fun short by School of Visual Arts students Donia Liechti and Vicky Penzes

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Pick of the Week - Animated Short Films

El Monstruo is one of those animations you see and completely forget why you are watching it. It holds a real nostalgia value and romance, not just to animators but many viewers. You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a cardboard stop-motion piece, when it is in actual fact all CG, created in Maya and rendered with Arnold. Technically the work is superb, with love and craftsmanship in each shot but really it’s the feel of the piece that makes it so lovely.

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The Salvation Army’s Simple Dreams - Animated Short Films

Created by London-based independent production company and animation studio Nexus Productions, the 30-second ad features a young girl who dreams about the things most people take for granted in life: love, security and comfort.

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DirecTV’s new app - Animated Short Films

This new 30-second animation from international media studio Kompost introduces Viggle. Viggle is a new smartphone app that collects redeemable points while customers watch their favourite television shows. Created for US digital TV provider DirecTV, Kompost came on board with the project after the company’s creative director approached the studio’s US representative, Duck.

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Portals - Animated Short Films

Created by artists Viktor Mazhlevkov and Studio Sokerov with the help of the developers of V-Ray – Chaos Group, Portals is a story of tale of existence in an engaging universe of diversity, danger and beauty.

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Dansheng Night - Friday Animation Fun - Animated Short Films

This UDK animation was created a while ago, but I was reminded of it when I was looking at Baolong’s Drogo portrait recently in issue 161 (see below the animation link for more about Drogo). Baolong works in the videogames industry, and previously was an environment artist for nine years, until 2010, when he started creating characters for games.

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Winter Trees - Cool CG music video - Animated Short Films

Aardman combined 2D and 3D seamlessly in this promo for folk trio The Staves. Bristol-based animation studio Aardman recently collaborated with Atlantic and folk trio The Staves to create this music promo for the band’s ‘Winter Trees’ single.

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Behind the scenes of Hidetake Takayama’s Express - Animated Short Films

This was the beginning of my struggle to make Express. I had been working as an animator for years, but never as a director. Everything was new to me. Not only as a director, but also, I was still working as a chief animator at Transistor Studio in Tokyo. My schedule was packed with other works, but my desire to work with Takayama was overwhelming.

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YellowRibbon - CGSpot - Animated Short Films

Italian VFX studio Fab Design used Blender to create this spot for YellowRibbon, a new kind of messenger app. YellowRibbon is a messenger app with a difference. Developer MagnaLab designed the application based on the concept that not all messages need to be instant.

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A Lifetime Passed - Animated Short Films

 

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Unified - Animated Short Films

Did this piece for an exhibition at the Gladstone hotel in Toronto, which was showcasing some of my work. As one long move, it's hardly Kubrick but was fun to make, and a good chance to test drive Vray on a longer form animation. If you enjoy staring at a single painting in a gallery for hours on end, you probably love this.

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INSPIRATION - Animated Short Films

All made in After effects, illustrator and Photoshop

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