All of the Lights

CRWBY: Behind the Episode: All of the Lights

Join CRWBY as they open the studio doors for an in depth look on how each episode was made. Kerry, Miles and the team will walk you through the 3D pipeline and talk about how art, tech, post, and animation come together to create RWBY.

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  • MintyMido FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold MintyMido

    5 days ago

    LIT ZONE

  • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    1 week ago

    I like that the idea of it is to not notice it...but since it's achieving that, it is noticeable. I definitely appreciate the third zone of lighting that has been added, it really does have a huge effect. Menagerie is a great place to show off some really nice warm lighting as well, and I'm probably going to miss it when Blake leaves. Hopefully one day we return, or there still will be scenes there.


    As always, great work; appreciate the effort. Keep moving forward!

  • varski FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I though that I would wait the new Rewind episodes but I am waiting these. I would hope these videos would be a bit longer. Guy who has no idea how complex some of these things are would really appreciate it. It would be cool if you could give us even more detailed look on whats going on. Don't get the wrong idea I love these videos its nice to see what kind of people are working on the show that I love and see how much work has been put into making even one episode or one scene or set. Keep up the awesome work guys ;)

  • tromboneking87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I absolutely love watching members of CRWBY talk about their craft, so much talent and passion, you guys are doing a TREMENDOUS job on Volume 5!!!

  • Dove93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    All this hard work, I'm really proud of you guys. 

  • SlangeF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I'm really enjoying this behind the scenes series, really makes you appreciate all the work CRWBY does. And it's also cool to see how all this different stuff works. 

  • greywarden1984 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Music is Life...

    1 week ago

    The only place diversity exists at Rooster Teeth

    • FredHudson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Join The Discord

      1 week ago

      i do hope your joking 

  • ProtectMe427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I came here expecting Kanye lol

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 week ago

      Keep watching.  simple_smile

  • REDbent FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold redbent

    1 week ago

    again thank yall so much. 

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    short and sweet

  • RedCaesar97 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I am really enjoying the behind the scenes look at the technical aspects of creating the show. I always find it interesting to see how everything is put together behind the scenes.

  • ZacWarham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    They always look so tired :(

  • EquinoxTheHunter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Equinox

    1 week ago

    Another great episode of knowledge!  Thanks so much, CRWBY!  Cannot wait for more.

  • coloneljayko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    These episodes are always super interesting to watch, but seeing how long it takes to render a still frame just with lighting makes me dread how long it must take to render an episode that must average around 30,000 frames!

    • Yohoseph FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I have a class that deals with Maya and rendering the animations with everything is by the far the longest part of the project.

    • JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.1

      1 week ago

      Same here

    • tekym FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I just think back to how long it took Pixar to render Toy Story, something like 4 hours per frame on average, so 4 days to render 1 second of movie.  Modern tools and modern GPUs are enormously more powerful than 1995 tech, but probably the animators are doing a lot more too.  Seems like RT has gotten things under control though (i.e., having episodes done before the day they're scheduled to air, apparently unlike in past seasons), so much so that there was an episode during Extra Life weekend this year even.

  • malebolgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Consider me immersed. So cool to see how you have been able to add another dimension.


    Definitley enjoy the peek behind the curtain, so to speak. Keep up the great work.

  • tutvuvu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    These episodes are brilliant. I find myself not only excited for the latest RWBY episode each week but also these BTS shorts. Keep em coming. 

    • theVFXmex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lighting Artist

      1 week ago

      Richard Norman is the force behind these CRWBY episodes, and I think he is doing a fantastic job with the series. Thanks for watching!

  • florinmuresan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    it's so wow and awesome that you guys show this !!! (this geek is feeling much <3 now)

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 week ago

      Thanks for watching!

  • cablec Way of the 3rd Dimension

    1 week ago

    See, even in a stylized anime-looking show, PBR is important!

  • DannyADog216 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Damn this show has come a long way. Volume 1 hardly had ANY lighting

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 week ago

      Poser is a cool tool, but lighting is a very tricky thing to pull off. Our current solution allows us to have proper character lighting/shading and line layer control. 

  • ctaekotemple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    That last thing the female animator said (I didn't catch her name) was exactly what I was thinking when you guys showed the third addition to shading.  When I watch, I can see that things are more detailed and look great, but I don't necessarily pick up on what it is that is making the detail so much stronger.  You want every aspect to fit together seamlessly so that the whole thing looks good.  If one or two things stick out too much, then it can make the whole thing look wrong.

    Again, great work CRWBY!  Really enjoying watching how the process works!

    • theVFXmex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lighting Artist

      1 week ago

      Glad you're enjoying CRWBY. I think you're referring to Ariel James. She a very talented Lighting Artist, and I agree with you that everything should fit together seamlessly. If our work calls attention to itself, then it can distract viewers from the world in which they are trying to immerse themselves. Thanks for watching!

  • thmsmcd6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Thank you, CRWBY! Every bit of work, whether it's supposed to be noticed or not, is making RWBY the great show it is.

  • NattiKarlo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A Hollow Tree

    1 week ago

    Back in Season 1 I remember there was a scene where Ruby was speaking to Prof Ozpin and she was standing against a dark wall. It always distracted me because it made her look one dimensional or like she was sinking into the wall even. I'm really proud of how far CRWBY has come from that and I love watching how much you grow with each season.  heart Aside from the show itself it's really cool to follow something that's constantly changing and striving to make itself better; it doesn't have to start out perfect, it just has to start somewhere. Ya'll are doing amazing and I can't wait to see what's next.

  • albinolass FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Pointing out the kinds of lighting was really helpful. Now I know what Rim Light is :D

  • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Nice BTS, guys, 

  • neonal18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I like how these don't give away all the secrets behind doing what the team does, but they do give some insight into the artistic principles behind it and the plugins they use to achieve those principles in an environment they may not necessarily be the most easily-executed in.  Can't wait for more inspiration from you guys!

  • Zahlen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Danger Noodle Animator

    1 week ago

    As an aspiring animator from a team of artists inspired by RWBY, Monty Oum, and Rooster Teeth, again, thank you for these tutorials: I hope to catch up soon.

  • lazykittycat

    1 week ago

    huh, nobody has commented yet... So uh, this next episode sounds pretty intense... Alright, goodbye now...