The Blacksmith is a real-time rendered short film inspired by Old Norse mythology.
The Blacksmith was made by three people working directly in the Unity engine – an artist, an animator, and a programmer – together with some external help for the assets, concept art, motion capture. They used a build which combines the official version of Unity 5 with a sequencing tool developed internally.
“The short film runs at 30 FPS in full-HD – so 1920×1080 – on a desktop PC. We use a Core i7 4770 with a GeForce GTX 760 as a standard for showing it. The Blacksmith also runs at the same framerate on a laptop – for example, a recent MacBook Pro – at 720p.
Video and audio were both output directly from Unity to the final MPEG compressed movie, which you can see on YouTube.”