That was fantastic! Can you tell me how did you integrate the 2D animation with the 3D work done in Maya? Did you build the background in Maya and then traced everything in ToonBoom? It looks amazing, thank you for posting. You told a powerful story without a single word of dialogue.
Thank you for liking the movie!! i first made the models and animation in maya. Then i created the moving textures in toon boom. I had to write down all the movements and on what frame they started so that the moving textures would synch with the character movement.
Finally i rendered the movie from maya, removed the 3D limbs and replaced them with hand-drawn arms and legs.
If you want a more thorough explaination you should take a look at my portfolio page. you can find it on my author page!
Tragic story, great animation.
I really like those 'animated' textures, especially when the robot 'shakes', it's a pretty unique blend of techniques which somehow integrates pretty well in this factory scenario.
I also saw 'smiles' on their faces, even if that was just the pattern on their heads, huh.
I really like the animation style.