(last edited on April 29, 2014 at 1:29 am)
Have a Dream. Pursue it. Document the whole process on a beautiful web site. Such is the burden of Brian Taylor, a traditionally-trained illustrator for the advertising industry who decided one day to make his own 3D animated short film. He’s one guy in Scotland, making a short film all by himself on his Mac, using (of all things) Infini-D, a somewhat modest 3D package that is no longer supported.
His images are hauntingly beautiful studies in texture and lighting, reminiscent of the sort of thing you’d expect from a Tim Burton movie, but more refined. The rustboy website documents the process from concept to storyboard to animation tests. A labor of love, shared with us all, that’s educational to boot. Absolutely yummy.
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