The Animation Process
Creating comic strip like drawings to visually describe the script.
Designing the characters and props needed for a project.
Low quality animation provided to a client to approve the motion of a project while still in the previsualization stage.
Creating 3 dimensional objects in the computer that will be used as actors/locations.
Creating and applying textures and materials to a 3D model.
Automating the motion mechanics of a 3D model so that it can be animated.
Creating changes in the motion of a character over time and letting the computer interpolate between these key frames.
Setting up a scene's lighting, cameras, and quality settings, and then instructing the computer to draw the frames of an animation.
Taking rendered elements and combining them with other rendered elements, live action footage, etc. in order to create a final shot.