An assorted collection of final animations and side projects

  • Type Animation, Video, After Effects
Animation for my final major project, the Renault Bézier. I used 3ds Max for modeling, animation and rendering. It was a great project because it allowed me to strengthen my skills with composition, lighting and animation to the point where I can tackle much larger projects.
Animation for the side project entitled Lexus Spirit that I created alongside my major project. Working on this has really elevated my ability to handle tight schedules and manage multiple projects simultaneously . For the Spirit, I wanted to let my hair down and go for something more visceral and futuristic.

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.