Sunday, December 18, 2011
Stop motion animation is the oldest form of 3D animation, where manipulating real 3D objects and taking many photographs to create a moving picture. This video does a good job of incorporating 2D (computer screen) with 3D objects. It's the equivalent of using After Effects to incorporate 2D objects with a scene created in Maya. According to the description, "All screen imagery was animated - there are no screen replacements."
The story is also set up very well, and gives you the same feeling in 2 1/2-minutes as if you had just watched a 90-minute Pixar movie.
Some behind the scenes photos are available on The Theory's Facebook Page. It's interesting to see how they set up the shots and "rigged" the scenes, using some fog and long exposures to create the unique look.