Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Myndflame Machinima

The brothers have remade a Starcraft 2 trailer in World of Warcraft, shown most impressively in this side by side comparison.

Full version embedded below.

Besides the obvious visual quality difference, is there anything missing in the machinima/modelviewer/Maya3 version?

The other impressive thing is this quote from NewTeeVee, which I had not heard of before:
Known professionally as Myndflame, the Hackleman brothers have developed a lucrative career from their machinima; Clint tells me the projects earn them $50,000 to $100,000 annually. Adhering to Blizzard’s rules around machinima, the brothers don’t sell DVD copies or downloads of their Warcraft movies, but instead monetize them with online ads and CD sales of the movies’ soundtracks.

Are there other WoW machinima makers who are monetizing their creative products?

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