Client: Class Work
Project: Animated Short
The final project for Ohio State’s Computer Animation 2 course was to create an animated short. The prompt was incredibly open ended. My collaborator Matt Hall and I came up with the concept of a shipwrecked man lost at sea. We developed that into a storyboard sequence that showcased his various attempts of escaping his situation before realizing he was doomed. My focus was on the character and camera animations as well as the sound design. I also did the initial model of the character and crates and the textures that accompanied them.
The goal of this course was to gain a comprehensive overview of computer animation in Maya through the creation of a personal animated short. The prompt was to create a house, a character that occupies it, and animate a short vignette. Over the course of the semester, the house was sculpted, modeled, and textured, as was the raccoon and other scenic elements. The raccoon sculpt and texture map create an adorable, yet believable, little creature that the silent short centers around. Sound effects were added and everything was put together in Adobe Premiere.