I have three younger brothers who don’t know much about 3D art, and I myself am relatively new to character animation,
and I recently decided to learn to animate properly whilst also teaching my bro’s about how all this “3D stuff” works, by
creating a short animated film with them. Its quite an effective setup really, since we are all in the same house, and we are
able to communicate very well (perhaps even better than in a ‘professional’ studio), like if one of us sees something that can
improve we don’t hesitate to point it out and critique… for example I’d be working for, like, 5-6 hours on something and my younger
bro will come along, point out some major flaw and say: “Dude, that’s looking off. You don’t seriously want to put that in the movie do you??”,
and I’m like: “AAAAAARRRGHHH!”… So yeah, we don’t really have any trouble voicing our thoughts and opinions.
Anyway, the main purpose of this project is to learn the art of animation. We are all n00bs,
and we decided to just make something fun and not stress to much about the quality of the work.
I do, however, want to at least set the bar high enough to be a challenge, 'cause its no fun if there isn’t a sense of
accomplishment at the end of the project.
We are a team of four brothers, I’m the eldest (19). I’ve been doing 3d art for about 6 years now. I’m the director. duh
Neil is second eldest (14), he specializes in digital sculpting and asset creation. He’s a comedian/clown, probably the funniest person I know.
Francois is third (12). He’s also into modelling & sculpting. He draws well for his age and is also our official concept artist. XD
Joshua (Jos) is youngest (10) he does 2D drawings & Designs. I guess you could say he’s our texture artist, but he also does 3D sculpting.
We started with storyboards and pre-production in April, and we are now almost ready to move into animation. All four of us are going to animate.
I’ve uploaded some screenshots and renders of our work so far, and hopefully I’ll be updating this thread regularly.
The story is very basic and straightforward, with a few gags added in
Basically it involves the antics of an overeager-and-not-so-bright astronaut who arrives on an alien planet with the intention of
gathering rock samples… The story is partly inspired by the animated movie “Planet 51”.
Anyway I don’t want to give away anything, so you will have to be content with that for now.
Please feel free to critique or comment, but do keep in mind that lots of this stuff was created by young kids with no real experience.
cheers and stay cool,