I’ve been wrestling with combining 2D sketches with 3D animation for years.
A few weeks ago, another dept here at work asked me to take a stab at a segment they were producing. It went well enough, (here’s that first one: http://www.weather.com/health/one-weird-trick-weight-loss-20140725).
That was my first stab at cloth simulator, 2D sketches and 3d. It’s already embarrassing to look at now.
But my LATEST one is better. This one went live on our site yesterday. They asked me to knock out three of these a week!
My original vision was to have the sheet yank off of the bed by one of the edges. I couldn’t figure out how to do it, so I just used a couple of balls (hahah oh the humor) to throw it into the washer, and it turned out better than I could’ve imagined.