I'm looking for someone who can animate using Swift 3D. This is "work for hire" and pay is negotiable--name your price (I prefer to pay using PayPal).
I have never used this software, but according to the maker, e-Rain, the rendered animation can be imported into Flash and this is why I prefer the animator to use Swift 3D and not Maya, or 3D Max, etc. The magic about this is that within Flash, the animation is expanded into separate layers. One layer holds the outline of the modeled object, another layer contains the color fill information, another layer holds the lighting/shadow information, etc. All of these can be edited within Flash, if I understand it correctly.
I would like to try an experiment to see how this process works. If the rough draft animation can be imported into Flash successfully and I can make changes to the rendered animation, including alpha channel, then I will proceed with my original design.
The object to be modeled is a Sony PSP and the animation is the PSP rotating and stopping at certain time intervals...like posing for the camera and showing different angles and such. The exact animation sequence will be described in detail to the interested animator. The art style is vector art, such that the final model looks like it was drawn using a vector program. No fancy 3D texturing or lighting involved. Maybe minimal.
Please send me a message to my NewGrounds mailbox and we can get into this in detail. Thanks
Additionaly, the model may require moving parts, since the PSP is a mechanical device.
For example, a close-up view of the buttons will show the buttons moving as if being pressed. The PSP also has a rear door for installing UMD (discs), so this will also require rigging to be able to animate the door opening and closing.
I understand that animators need a sort of "screenplay" to understand what the designer (me) needs. I will draw out the animation sequence and the different things I need at each frame. I can scan this rough sketch and send it to the animator.