I'm here to seek your help and I really hope i get so many replies so i can get all the help i need. In 7 months i have to hand in a project for my major project assignment of my final year at year 12 to finalize my final marks.
What i have in mind is creating a short animation using 3dmax, and this is my story line,
A little boy's toys come to life after the little boy goes to bed at night. All the toys party through out the night and have a good time, but when morning approaches they all play dead and act like normal toys awaiting the night again.
I seek your help in just filling me in with how i should approach the animation, what type of animation is best suited for this kind of work, how do i rig all of my characters, and is there an easier way to animate rather than frame by frame. I'm trying to achieve a similar result to the toy story movie with buzz lighteer and stuff.
i really need all the help i can get to start this project asap because my deadline is 7 months and i really have to get a move on and start the modeling process.
I really appreciate the help any of you guys offer me and im looking forward to your replies.