I produced this animation as the final project on my first year for my automotive design course. It's a modernization/ reimagining of Thunderhawk from the popular 80s cartoon called M.A.S.K. The vehicle was modelled and animated 3ds Max and rendered using mental ray in Max. In Adobe After Effects I composited in the lens flares and confetti particles. I found the existing camera movemnt too stiff so I simulated some camera shake to give it a 'hand-held' feel.
This the first proper animation I have made after learning how to get around Adobe After Effects. While making the original Illustration, War Mongrel, I would always look at it and imagine as if it was in motion. So it was a no-brainer that this would be the first animation project I would tackle in after effects.