It could be HUGE for our company!
But we don’t know how to animate…
How do Animators create 2D/3D projects?
How will they take our idea and make it a reality?
How does one get it to work from IDEA, DEVELOPMENT, and to DEBUT.
Well here is the inside scoop.
This is the FIRST and MOST CRITICAL part of the process.
This is where animators create the Visual Layout of your video.
The animator storyboards, mapping out how each shot and scene will play out.
Then model sheets are prepared to capture every expressions your characters may have.
Once concluded, it off to the Pre-Visualization Department to get the first mock-ups of the animation, called ANIMATICS.
A moving visual sketch that lays the groundwork for….
With the help of Layout Artists, 2D/3D versions of your story are mapped out. The animation is roughed in and given to the Animators to begin work. Directly working with the director to get the best camera angles, shot designs, and composition of the scenes with props and character models prepared.
Next moved to Modelling where things start taking shape. Where two types of Modelers get to work. One sculpting the figures and forms of the characters in a free-form style. And the other who works industrial to craft the hard edged pieces, like weapons, props, vehicles and buildings. Essentially, taking the 2D story and make it come to life in the 3D world!
Then a huge team of Art Directors, Visual Effects Supervisors, Animation Supervisors and Technical Animators work together and create a Skins for all the rough skeletal mock-ups with figures and scenery.
Then returning to the Modeler for details of facial expressions, muscle tone, and tension.
With that it is ready for paint! With the Texture Paint Departments, where all the models are prepared for Animation and Rendering. Giving all figures, objects and props they need, down to the tiniest detail!
Once complete, LIGHTING sets the mood and and polish of a finished product. With Lighting Artists placing and manipulating lighting for maximum impact.
Then everything gets RIGGED. By Animators adding bones to the characters to show movement.
And finally… they ANIMATE! Through motion capture and digitized images, the effects teams add scene detail and fills in the important background details that make a scene look real and in motion.
Once filming is complete, editing and splicing begins.
Where images are com-posited to form final shots. Sound is edited. And crafted together to provide you a finished product.
And there you have it.
The process is an art-form. An art-form of many artists collaborating to bring your ideas to life.