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Alternative Compilation Software

Children’s animation, hybrid and collage examples.

Angela Anaconda – compiled in After Effects
Blue’s Clues – compiled in After Effects
South Park – uses layers in Maya

After Effects seems more sensible given the time frame and is especially good for a paper-tole inspired style. It will also be a good opportunity to learn AE CS3 in association with the new PS CS3 and Image Ready. As I understand it there is much more integration and you can now import layer effects (which will probably be essential for this project).

South Park Style?
In a last-ditched effort to convince myself into using Maya I had a practice run at putting flat surfaces into the environment in preparation for a fly through. I had a play around for about 1.5 hrs – it will work if I can get a 2D image on the flat surface, so it looks like a pop up storybook, but the lighting setup would be very complex for what I’m trying to achieve. It is very time intensive lining everything up!

I will do some AE tests on the weekend and should have a “software of choice” by Monday.

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