What does a hero truly fear? (Dota 2 SFM – TI7 Short Film Contest – 1st place winner)


We’ve heard about what heroes need… but what do they fear?
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Thanks for your support, everyone! This is my third win in a row. A hat trick! And of course, I couldn’t have done it without the help of these lovely people:


▶ Shaylyn “Chemical Alia” Hamm

3D character art (naked Axe, young Invoker)
Classroom props (refresher orb, floor planks, desk)
Video thumbnail paint-over

▶ Alexandra Kern

Classroom educational posters
2D environment backgrounds (reused from “King of Pain” video)

▶ Maxime Lebled (yours truly)

Animation, rigging & engine setup of custom assets, editing/post
All Source Filmmaker work

▶ Matt Williams

Original soundtrack, additional sound effects


Special thanks to:

▶ Stephanie “Anuxinamoon” Everett
whose 3D wall sculpts for the “King of Pain” video were reused here

▶ Ricky van den Waardenburg
for MaxScripts that helped automate rigging workflow

▶ Erick “EDJE” Wright
for additional motion capture performance


▶ Paper Parchment Rustling by duckduckpony (CC-BY)

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  1. Thank you for the 3 million views ❤

    EDIT: since everyone's talking about it in the comments and messaging me about it… Shaylyn (among other things, she modeled the naked Axe and the young Invoker) and I had nothing to do with the Persona that was released for TI9. Maybe we inspired the Dota team? We don't know! Either way, we really like their take on a younger Invoker! Though I don't think they're really comparable; ours was intended to be kindergarten age (4/5 years), and I didn't want it to stand out too much from the other chibi-style Courier models that stand in as other heroes in the nightmare. Meanwhile, the Persona looks to be 10 to 13 years old? The intent and context is very different!


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