The setup for the project was 25% of the time is Sebastian in the ‘warm’ room, going through the photobook, 50% will be the photobook and the last 25% will be Sebastian in the ‘cold’ room in the asylum. Due to the large amount of time spend in the photobook I had to make sure that the pictures translated exactly what I wanted to show. The mood being set with higher saturated colours and animate the pictures. However, I didn’t want it to be all the same, as it would become dull.. watching the same type of pictures for +/- 30 seconds. I decided to fully animate one scene completely (the rainy summer day scene) This will be the only scene that shows full 50-50 3D and 2D merge.
(rainy summer day background scene)
At this point the programs that I used were TVpaint for the 2d animation for the Rainy summer day scene ( scene is shown above) Maya, After effects, Photoshop and Premier Pro.
Anyway! It was time to set up a plan as how I could best take on this project.
I thought it’d be best if I set up the 3D from the 2D and the moving 2D parts.
- Lantern and shops (rain scene)
- Room of Sebastian ; bed, walls, floor, door (animate closing)
- Meeting in rain. (around 15 seconds long)
- Girl in scene (alive and dead)
- Forest ride
- Rain (during rain scene)
At this point I had already decided that the character would be a pre-rigged downloaded character (animschool Malcom Rig)
I started with the 3D parts first as they were least time consuming and would take me around a day or so to create. The 2D would take me much longer, however, I wanted to do that after the 3D was done because it takes much longer to animate in 2D including colouring and masks.
Last I will add the small motions to the paintings that will become the pictures.