I’m incredibly jazzed about the fact that we’ve stared animating the “Jail” sequence of the film. Fortunately, I have several highly experienced and skilled friends within the animation industry who have stepped up and volunteered to help me get this sequence created in a timely manner, and I am, of course, eternally grateful. These guys have animated for Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, ILM and other studios on a slew of projects over the last decade or so, and it’s a huge relief to have people that I can rely on and also enjoy working with.
In this sequence Two-Headed Cop have found themselves on the wrong end of a frame-up, and are being escorted to the precinct holding tank. While A-Ray is devastated, C-Ray takes it upon himself to make a quick and unexpected exit, utilizing an unsuspecting ally. Below is a selection of stills from the sequence in layout.
These represent a little over half the shots, and, since they are taken from layout versions of the scenes, really only reflect the staging (and not final lighting or textures, or even the final model, as in the case of the dungeon-like jail set.)
Also, since I’m announcing the start of animation, it seems a shame not to show some actual animation, so here’s a test of the two guards walking together.
Once we get an actual shot finished I’ll post it, then I’ll show its progress through cloth and lighting. And now, less blogging, more animating.