When I mentioned you guys that my first 3d film had been the bugs and blue guy one, B Happy, I totally forgot that I actually did one before it. I was in my third year in Uni and this one was done absolute and totally by myself, from beginning to end. I modelled the character, rigged it, textured it, created the whole background props and scenery, animated, voiced and rendered it.
It’s in Spanish unfortunately, so bear with me on that; it’s about an elephant detective thinking about the hard life of his business, how dangerous it is and how the city is a big dangerous place where nothing is what it seems, and then he picks up a picture and sofly misleads the audience into thinking that the only person that keeps him from quitting, a very special person is a lady, while in fact is his little baby elephant son.
Anyway I can’t say I had fun doing this one. Sure it was my first animated CG film that wasn’t just a test, but man! I had like 3 months to do it from beggining to end, and it was just one of the multiple school projects I had to come up with. The character is loosely based in a children’s song called Papa Elefante (Elephant Dad) by CriCri, because we all had to choose a CriCri song and make a shortfilm with the characters. The animation was the least of my concerns back then, but I had some notions on overlapping and secondary action, although I don’t really remember learning them like that. Anyway hope you enjoy it!