I was just mentioning you yesterday over on the Hash board about the render style you used a few years back on a folktale from India, creating a flat, cut-paper look with 3D animation. I’ve always loved the look of that piece. I still use the Setup Machine on a regular basis! My favorite rig so far.
Thanks! I’m still very interested in doing stylized rendering and the next short we do will be more stylized.
Love it. Great animation and lighting. How long did this take?
Eleven took two and a half years to finish. That’s largely because we were working on other stuff at the same time, but it’s also because doing detailed characters and environments is very time consuming, and a more fully-rendered style demands more realistic animation.
“Eleven” is great but playing devil’s advocate for a moment, his bubble-helmet kind of gets in the way of the logic of the environment, and his voice sort of echoes off the canyon walls and sounds “out in the open” instead of being muffled.
Yes, we talked about that when we were boarding the short, and decided that the image of somebody talking into a communicator was so iconic that we wanted to use it even though it didn’t make any sense (you’d think his suit would have a communicator!)
It sort of went along with the idea that Eleven’s technology is all old and rusty, and the robots are shiny new technology. He doesn’t even have a bluetooth headset!