...survival...

These are shots from my feature animation in progress, EvE: The Will to Live, a little bit of the prologue. Set in an unnamed East African country, the zombie outbreak offers a spoiled young woman, Eve, one choice: fight and live, or...
www.evewilltolive.com

I've been working on this film for exactly four years. I started it when I lived in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, and I am grinding to be "done" by end of July. I have made most of the models, with a few found online, for free or purchased. I rigged everything, at first the hard way, and then with an add to make the process go faster. Also, I render with Blender Internal, because I felt it would take forever if I used cycles. I never thought I'd still be working on it, but along the way I had to learn, fight problems, and also cooked up ideas that added levels of complexity. Lastly, I wrote the script, too.

Meet Eve, the main protagonist

Meet Eve, the main protagonist

Prologue Zombie, eager to make friends with you.

Prologue Zombie, eager to make friends with you.

Scene building...

Scene building...

I lived in Tanzania for over 9 years, and I have tons of reference photos that come in handy!

I lived in Tanzania for over 9 years, and I have tons of reference photos that come in handy!

My mother-in-law's shop, or 'genge'.  I used it as a reference.  See next pic.

My mother-in-law's shop, or 'genge'. I used it as a reference. See next pic.

Here's the model inserted into the ref photo for fun.

Here's the model inserted into the ref photo for fun.

Another friendly welcome in the neighborhood...

Another friendly welcome in the neighborhood...

Office hallway under new management.

Office hallway under new management.

Another environment under construction.

Another environment under construction.

Test render of the previous environment.

Test render of the previous environment.

Jeep textured with substance, model courtesy of my pal Chris Plush, of CGMasters.net and soldiers (in need of weight painting) from Fuse.  .50 cal for free on internet, also textures in Painter.

Jeep textured with substance, model courtesy of my pal Chris Plush, of CGMasters.net and soldiers (in need of weight painting) from Fuse. .50 cal for free on internet, also textures in Painter.

Meet Kiria, one of the hero characters.  Ungraded, just a simple bg blur.

Meet Kiria, one of the hero characters. Ungraded, just a simple bg blur.

Two survivors prepare to fight off an attack.

Two survivors prepare to fight off an attack.

Here come the hungries!

Here come the hungries!