I animate fight scenes for the Death Battle series on ScrewAttack. I was hired from episode 20 and on, and so far I’ve animated for six episodes. The basic premise of the series is to thoroughly analyze two (or sometimes more) characters from popular fiction in an effort to find out who would win in a battle. The latest episode is the largest undertaking to date, being Goku vs Superman. This project was a huge undertaking, and the animation for this episode took nearly four months and has received a significantly greater amount of effort than prior episodes.
Blender and After Effects were used to create it. Blender was used for everything except the character models, textures, and of course most of the visual effects which were made with After Effects. However, the character models required a lot of geometry cleanup, re-texturing, new materials, and I rigged and animated the characters from scratch.
Please note that I am specifically responsible for the fight scenes. The character analysis and narration before and after the fight scene in every episode are Ben and Chad’s work, I have no part in that portion of the episodes.
While I animate every episode with Blender and AE, this episode is much longer, is significantly greater quality, and features fully 3d animation as opposed to the usual sprite animation. It demonstrates many aspects of Blender’s functionality.
Here it is, I’d love to hear your feedback.
The animation starts at about 17:00
Now on Youtube: