Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Secret World Teaser #3

It is finally released, the third CGI teaser for Funcom's The Secret World, the game I worked on for several years.
This teaser was actually finished about two and a half years ago and has been on hold since then. Digic did the modeling and animation as usual. Simon Poole at Funcom did the fantastic sound design.
I began working on it nearly three years ago and like on the previous two CGI teasers (here and here) I also storyboarded this one. In addition I also designed the monster (and, er, the restroom...) The monster was based on an even earlier and already published concept I did for the game:

Daily Sketch #34

Oh well... daily sketch...?
It's been two years since I last posted a daily sketch on this blog.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Here's the latest spot which is just released!
When director David Reiss-Andersen from Pravda came to us with this project in May we at Gimpville pushed for a traditionally animated approach. Fortunately he thought it was a very good idea and I got to do some good old hand-drawn animation again.
I started off doing some concepts and towards the end of May we spent one morning at Danseløvene dance school here in Oslo filming the talented dancer Meriam doing some nice moves for reference.
I made a rough cut of the material and started animating the entire thing in TVPaint. Simon Dahle Nyhus helped me out animating the fancy rim lights and cleaned up my rougher lines.
I animated the whole thing in about four weeks - and here it is.
I've also included a progress clip showing the reference material, a rough version, the cleaned up animation and the final spot.
Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did doing it. :)