Ailu

Characters & Motion

Client: Personal Project

Aliu is a short animation that explores the relationship between the combination of shapes and colour used to evoke contrasting emotions.

This animation uses a combination of 2D and 3D techniques to focus on the use of emotion in media in order to understand how emotions are communicated and used to increase the engagement of the audience. The design of the animation had to be aesthetically pleasing. whilst demonstrating a particular illustration style and incorporating the overall theme of the project. The project also including producing the sound to accompany the animation, recording sound effects and sourcing music where necessary.

My Role

Project management, research, story design, scripting, character design, storyboard, animatic, animation, render, composite and sound design.

Character Design and Development.

Designing an original character in my own style and that was suitable to the storyline and able to generate interest and feeling from the audience.

Inital concept character


Second version concept character


Final character design


Assets Building.

Model, texture and rig all required assets in 3D.

Animation Development.

Character facial animation were done in 2D animation and mapped over the 3D characters’ faces. There are also some small bit of 2D animation, but then they are composite together with the 3D renders to create a seamless 2D and 3D style effects.

Sound Design.

Compositing soundtrack to accompany the visual to boost the emotional reaction from the audience.