Greyhound Fan Art Staff Pick

  • July 28, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Zero4mike
  • License: CC-BY
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Inspired by the "Greyhound" music video by the awesome Swedish House Mafia, this project took me around 30 hrs. to complete, split over 4 days. Blender Internal rendered it in 4 mins.

My main focus was creating visual appeal while keeping the production time to minimum. Modeling was fun. I started by modeling an actual greyhound, and then I added all the weird gadgets to turn into a robot hybrid. This way I could preserve most of the natural curves. One of the hardest thing was of course posing them since they weren't rigged. Especially "Goldy", that's what I call the one in front, was very frustrating to get him to stretch like that. Lighting is very basic just a sun lamp, some blue tinted environmental lighting and some AO. Texturing incorporates both procedural and image-based textures. I hardly did any composting except some DOF and chromatic aberration, what I usually avoid but which I found necessary for the lens effect. I can't take credit for the lens/telescope outline/frame around the edges. It is from the actual video which I cleaned up in GIMP. But everything else I did myself.

The blend file contains all of the materials. The textures are included with their configuration but not the images themselves(No image files). But you can find most of them on I have to admit this is a very messy scene, I was in such a rush that I never had time to name object appropriately. Don't be surprised if you find some unnamed curves flying around in space. Here are the layers though.

Layer 01 - Backdrop, Camera and lighting. Layer 02 - Ground. Layer 03 Goldish Robot. Layer 04 - Blue Robot. Layer 05 - Reddish Robot and on the last layer(20) you can find the greyhound basemesh.


P.S. It is compressed as a RAR file so get PeaZip( to extract it, its FREE and open source.



  • bLender profile picture


    Written July 28, 2012
  • vAonom profile picture

    Youre good at reverse engineering... Lol Im joking, you did well! Amazing!

    Edited July 28, 2012
  • Zero4mike profile picture


    Edited July 30, 2012
  • zerba profile picture

    This is AWESOME!!!

    Written July 29, 2012
  • profile picture

    you think 30hrs is slow? are you kidding? For this scene I'll need more than 100hrs... :)

    Edited July 29, 2012
  • Galdor profile picture

    Amazing , I knew the movie but I did not know the 3D was made with blender. Impressive animation.

    Written July 29, 2012
  • independentmayhem profile picture

    I need to know, the creative commons, is there a copyright I need to know about? as something like this would be perfect for my film, but we hope to make money from it, so is this exactly like the Swedish Mafia video or are the liberty's?

    Written July 29, 2012
  • Zero4mike profile picture

    @independentmayhem its not exactly the same as the video. you can use my models as you wish.

    Written July 30, 2012
  • independentmayhem profile picture

    Thank you. Once I'm able to rig it this will be perfect. I'll send you a copy of the film when it's finished

    Written July 30, 2012
  • Likeblue profile picture

    awesome! thank you!! <3

    Written August 05, 2012
  • Darkangael profile picture

    Thanks for sharing.

    Written August 08, 2012
  • Leonardo yacob profile picture
    Leonardo yacob

    man, awesome

    Written August 13, 2012
  • Zero4mike profile picture

    Thanks Semegn

    Written August 19, 2012
  • Leonardo yacob profile picture
    Leonardo yacob

    i like the way you took the model it that it look like it can really walk

    Written September 23, 2012
  • bilalov profile picture

    ???????? ??????) ???????? ??????!

    Written November 19, 2012
  • SondreLB profile picture

    amazing models, something like this would have taken me weeks=)

    Written December 14, 2012
  • SculptoXs profile picture

    As a greyhounds lover and supporter of several associations about greyhound's rescue {and sci-fi maniac} I say THANKS SO MUCH!

    I take the chance to suggest two of them {hoping to not break any rule}:

    INTERNATIONAL Greyhound Action @ {Alert! You need guts to watch this... truly brutal yet very educational content!}



    PS: I wish there was a non sci-fi version with all the different subraces of this amazing creature... if I was good enough with Blender I would do it myself. Oh and don't worry... 30hours, right? I can easily win as the slower 3d artist ever {especially with Blender, which honestly drives me crazy... why to make an application so complicate? Sorry...}!!!

    Written June 29, 2013
  • s12325sd profile picture

    good work man thes is really good !

    Written November 09, 2013
  • MrSnek profile picture

    I was listening to the song when i found this upload....coincidence i think not!

    Written November 09, 2013
  • Zero4mike profile picture

    lol, I think its destiny. :D

    Written November 22, 2013
  • themi8 profile picture

    Great looking nice work!!

    Written April 13, 2014