All posts by Arjen Klaverstijn

Manfred finished and going on an internet journey!

I am truly happy that I finished my graduation movie. It is well received thus far and it got me a Bachelor in art & technology (not in ‘design’ like i first posted on my website).

I’m really proud that Manfred is selected for the 2010 children’s film festival ‘Cinekid‘ in the category ‘Nederlands kort’. You can check it out somewhere between the October 20 and October the 29.

You can watch it and find more information on My site, on Vimeo or on Youtube (I want to do it thoroughly;))!

A special thanks to lois van Baarle,,, lester banks, Keith Lango, and percy tienhooven for forwarding so much people to my work!

P.s. Still looking for a job and/ or freelance work!

‘Manfred’ finally finished but not quite yet!

I finally finished my short graduation movie! After my exam I found some mistakes that need to be taken care of (nitpicking me). After I’m a 100% done I’ll post the final movie and some progress videos of the composites! But for now some stills! Enjoy!


My very professional superstar girlfriend Lois van Baarle drew the logo mascot. A stylish and detailed 2d rendering of Manfred, scary!!

Rain tests

Today I did a quick test with maya’s N particle system. The goal was to see if I was able to make something that looked like rain that interacts with objects (passive colliders). I used collision events to make the splash on objects colliding with a particle. The particles are rendered using maya’s hardware renderer.

The next step is to tweak the effect and render it in mental ray with z-depth, motion blur, shadows etc.

Bye for now!


The last couple of months I’ve been bussy with experimenting with all sorts of programmes and working on my technical skills. The results where nice but not always that interesting or suited for the format my portfolio website is made in. I decided to start a blog to post small snippets, tutorials, clips, sketches or news on! I hope you’ll enjoy not only my finished pieces but also renderings of my progress. Expect more soon and don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS feed! Bye for now.