Stefan Wernik writes:
Tracks is a new short film to shake off the 2020 blues. Please play it loud.
Each year we try and make at least one short, creating it between paid work. The films serve as a testing ground for new techniques, software and plug ins.
This is the fruits of this years labour.
This project started when and our TD wrote a plug in for doing 3D smears in Maya, and we wanted to test a our new Blender/Maya pipeline. The project used Blender for Modelling and UV's and Maya for animation. This was exported back to Blender for texturing and rendering in Eevee. We love to mix 3D with 2D to create a hybrid look and this project is no exception. We're currently looking into Grease Pencil for future projects. In this animation we wanted to really push what we could do with smears and a dance scene seemed the best opportunity to do so. We also wanted to add some emotion to it so it's essentially a love story formed over an appreciation of beats. It also looks back to a simpler time when travelling on public transport wasn't a dangerous activity.
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Studio: armchairproductions.com.au Instagram: @armchairproductions
Director and Producer: Stefan Wernik twitter.com/StefanWernik
Co-Director,Animator,Compositing and Rigger: Arthur Collie
Backgrounds, lighting and additional design: Deanna Hewitt
Character Designer: Alexander Watson
Character modelling: Tristan Lock