THE 3D ANIMATION PROCESS (AND YOU)

The 3D animation process involves many stages. We will initially need your vision or concept to give us an idea of what you want to achieve. The following guide will help us achieve your goal:

QUOTATION GUIDE

Please provide:

  1. Rough outline or synopsis, including project length
  2. Supported images, logos, photos, sketches and/or video references of similar style and level of detail
  3. Script and/or storyboard
  4. Project time-frame including estimated start and completion dates
  5. Budget (if possible)
  6. …and anything else that will help us create a quote you will be happy with

AARONS CGI will then produce a proposal that sums up the work involved at the agreed budget.


Once we receive your approval to proceed, you can leave the following to us:

1. 3D ANIMATION PROCESS (PRE-PRODUCTION)

  1. FINALIZE BRIEF
  2. TIME SCHEDULE
  3. SCRIPT (if required)
  4. STORYBOARD (if required)
    norwood storyboard

    Typical storyboard >click image for larger view


2. 3D ANIMATION PROCESS (PRODUCTION)

  1. 3D MODELING (with regular production updates as shown below)
    Screen grab of self-loan kiosk >click image for larger view

    Screen grab of work in progress >click image for larger view

  2. ANIMATION (with regular low resolution updates for your approval)
  3. MATERIALS/ SHADERS FOR MODELS
  4. LIGHTING
  5. RENDERING (from polygons to pixels)
    Rendering - from polygons to pixels

    Rendering – from polygons to pixels

  6. COMPOSITING (layering the elements)
    Example of compositing stage >click image for larger view

    Example of compositing stage >click image for larger view

  7. VIDEO EDITING (bringing it all together)
  8. AUDIO MIX (if required)
  9. FINAL OUTPUT TO SUITABLE FORMAT (for re-editing, or compressed to DVD/ HD and web formats)
  10. BREAK OUT THE BUBBLY! (optional)