When me and my brother were growing up I was “dysfunctional loner” weird whereas he was “hyper-personality” weird with a circle of equally Alice In Wonderland-mad friends. One of the things that they latched onto at some point was a program called Windows 3D Movie Maker, a program that is no longer part of Windows because Microsoft decided at some point that people aren’t interested in having fun, saying this:
Instead, try making movies with the Photos app that comes with Windows 10. The latest version of the Photos app includes the ability to create and edit videos with music, text, motion, filters, and 3D effects. Visit Microsoft Store for more video creation and editing apps.
Okay, I’ll cut them a bit of slack since 3DMM is a very old program and newer ones have been launched since then but still, Solitaire, Minesweeper, and watching a DVD were among the most basic functions on my computer up to a few years ago. Also, “Tablet Mode” and “Touch Mode”. Tell me, please, what good are these functions on a standard gaming laptop or PC? If I didn’t have a phone to look up what combination of buttons I’d accidentally pressed to enable it I would have been screwed. I’m getting off topic.
Brother and friends: they used 3DMM to make videos of Nickelodeon characters doing stupid things while using random sound effects or voice memes like, “WHOA!“, “Garbage Day!”, and “What’s in the fridge?”. They were part of a whole community of users who’d make basically the same kind of stuff, then upload their creations either to 3Dmm.com (The site is now a mere relic unless you have and can still run the program, which is required to view the movies.) or a newfangled website called YouTube. YouTube was where I found the first 3DMM short that wasn’t done by my brother and his crew. It was called “The Hungry, Hungry Baby” and oh boy does it illustrate just how free a place YT was back in the day. I collected a lot of “WTF” videos in a folder during those early years and “Hungry Baby” is one of the few that still exists.
I can’t say a single thing about this video without completely removing all madness from it. Watch it. Just watch it, then we can talk. Trust me.