View Full Version : Layout in 3D?

10 October 2005, 06:51 PM
hi all,

I am making a short film right now,

I have story and moving to storyboard.
then will work on layout and animatic.

I have "Illusion of Life", so the animation process and animation film making is clear to me.
but in 2D animation films the camera movements were restricted so Layout process of 2D film should be
different from a 3D film where we have camera control more than any other medium.

so I want to ask that how do we exactly do the "Layout" when producing a 3D computer animation film?
if possible please describe the process or give link to someone's work.

can anyone suggest a book explaining each and every process of film making?

thank you very much.

10 October 2005, 07:19 AM
What your talking about is creating a 3d animatic which includes all of your camera moves and characters but everything is in a very raw unrefined, untextured state... the key to the 3d animatic is to block out the action... to see how your action that you drew in 2d space with your storyboard works out in real 3d space... I can reccomend 2 excellent books... the first will answer all of your questions and is a wonderful book... the second will help refine your style and vision...

I made an amazon list with books that are useful to animators/filmmakers..check it out here...

Good LucK!

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