For the honours project Ray investigated different free and low cost animation software, before creating an animatic; proving that you don’t need to spend a lot to get professional results. The scene was created in 3d space using Blender, an open source software, with the 2d character drawings slotted in between the 3d models. This allowed Ray to manipulate what the viewer would see in the final piece and create different camera angles and shot types.
Ray has already had some success with the project, winning “Best Poster” at the honours project showcase.
We’re so excited to share this piece by Sophie Spalding, one of our year 2 DMID students. There are definite echoes in this story of the fact that a lot of us have been alone more than usual this year and looking for a little contact – human or otherwise. The pre-production images below show Sophie’s character designs and an excerpt from her storyboards – finishing these to a high standard meant the story was clearly mapped out ahead of beginning the animation process. We hope she makes a second episode so we can see what the characters get up to next….
This work was created for the 2D animation module run by Fiona Stewart and Andrew McKelvey. Thanks to Sophie for allowing us to feature her work.
We love the colours and hand-drawn style of year 2 DMID student Alynna Aquino’s “Puddles”, she has really captured the spirit of a Scottish autumn day after the rain. We’ve included some of her beautiful concept work below. You can see more of Alynna’s work in her portfolio here – https://alynnaaquino.weebly.com/
This work was created for the 2D animation module run by Fiona Stewart and Andrew McKelvey. Thanks to Alynna for allowing us to feature her work.
This gorgeous 2d animated piece has been created by Karissa Laine for the 2D animation module. As you can see from the sample of her storyboards below, a lot of time went into ensuring the movement of the creatures was just right. You can see more of Karissa’s work here https://klaine.myportfolio.com/
This work was created for the 2D animation module run by Dr. Richard Hetherington. Thanks to Karissa for allowing us to feature her work.
This intriguing animation was created by Jutta Kuismanen for our 2D animation module run by Dr. Richard Hetherington and Andrew McKelvey. The brief asks students to create a 1-2 minute animation showing the interaction between two characters. The model sheet below shows some of the development process that Jutta used to ensure her characters would work well together on screen. You can see more of Jutta’s work here http://juttakuis.wixsite.com/portfolio
Many thanks to Jutta for allowing us to feature her work.