A study was conducted to investigate the kind of entertainment people use. . Through our research,
we found out that animation is one of the most entertaining creations in movie history. So an
agreement was reached to do an animated movie about the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
This movie is about a man who got attacked by thieves when he was walking from Jerusalem to
Jericho. Some people just passed this man without helping him then a good Samaritan ended up
helping him. He took him to an Inn where he was taken care of.
This movie was supposed to be completed in two weeks. A week was spent on conducting a
feasibility study. All tasks were completed despite a few hiccups which were encountered
throughout the journey. Requirements follwed and it took five days to finish them. The System
design delayed butit was finished in six days. Then followed the software design which lasted about
five days. The testing part is the last thing we did and it took a day to be completed.
Based on all this information, the Good Samaritan movie is feasible so it was designed as planned.
In this project the old story of The Good Samaritan from the Holy Bible was made into a short movie
using Blender. This biblical story is about a man who got attacked by thieves when he was walking
from Jerusalem. Some people just passed this man without helping him then a good samaritan
ended up helping him. He took him to an Inn where he was taken care of. This movie was made to
entertain people and to also enlighten them about good and bad morals.
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGORUND
Objective of the Experiment
The goal intended to be attained is to come up with a movie of The Good Samaritan which can be
watched by people of all ages. This movie should be entertaining and it should also be appealing in
terms of scenes and characters.
Relevant Background Information
Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the
rapid succession of sequential imagesthat minimally differfrom each other. Ever since movies came
into existence; animation has been one of the most common types of plays ever made. Animations
were originally made to entertain children but as time went on, it was accepted that everyone
regardless of age can watch cartoons. This movie is about a man who got attacked by thieves when
he was walking from Jerusalem. Some people just passed this man without helping him then a good
Samaritan ended up helping him. He took him to an Inn where he was taken care of.
The Importance of the Work
The movie is very important in any person’s life as it is a form of entertainment and it teaches good
morals. It is entertaining in the sense that it tells a story about the good samaritan who helped a
man who was in need of his help after he (the man) was attacked by thieves when walking from
Jerusalem .It also teaches good morals in the sense that a person watching this movie can learn
about the importance of having sympathy and good intentions towards other people who might be
in need of one’s help. So this movie has a good impact in people’s lives today as it helps change the
DESPCRIPTION OF THE SOFTWARE
? Client perspective
The clients have proposed an animated movie about the Good Samaritan. The
movie should mimic the actual events which took place in the biblical story of
The Good Samaritan. This movie is supposed to play on a Blender software. The
movie should be built using the Blender software and Make Human software
where necessary. The movie should be completed in a period of two weeks.
? Rock (small, medium, large)
? Shrubs (tall, short)
? Path (dirty road)
? Weather (sunny)
? Face features
? Round face
? Long hair
? Light in complexxion
? White garmet
? Face features (square, long hair,beard, light in complexion)
? Robe (brown)
? Body (tall, medium sized)
? Face features (round, long hair)
? Black garmets
? Sling shorts
? Body (tall, muscular)
? Walls, doors, roofing,bed
? Grey in colour
? Red robe
? Face features (round, long hair)
? Face features (round, bloody face after beeing attacked)
? Blue garmets
? Tared up garmet after being attacked
? Sling shorts
? Body (short,skinny,light in complexion)
? Broken leg and arm after being attacked
? Bloody and pale after being attacked
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
The prototype has been tested and it meets the requirements as planned. The movie plays
continuously as expected. It plays in the same sequence as it is written on the bible and the
characters in the movie all work perfectly.
The movie only plays for a short period of time because there are a few scenes in this movie. The
time was not enough for the whole movie to be made but given enough time, the Good Samaritan
movie would have been of a higher standard. Throughout the journey of production of the software,
it came to light that team mates lacked skills of actually building the movie. The movie also doesn’t
have any sound effects , or any sounds whatsoever so it may be a little harder for younger audiences
to understand .
In the end we produced a short movie that told the story of the Good Samaritan , although it may
not be up to par, we believe it won’t be hard for whoevers’ watching the movie to grasp the
message of the movie.
We recommed that this movie be improved by making it a bit long by adding more scenes to the
play. We also recommend other softwares to be used to improve the quality of the movie. The
quality of the movie may have been better if we were allowed more time to work on it, with all us
having had to first learn how to use Blender before we could start on the movie.