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Chronos

Alexandra Maranon, Matt McGrath, Josh Lagerwey, Morgan Dyke, Karly Dyke, Ben Wilkinson, Denn Manaloto,
Australia,  Dandenong North JMC Academy,  Bachelor in Creative Arts (3D Animation),  April 15, 2015
"Chronos" is a graduate film about the journey of a bottle being thrown out into the ocean, after a botanist from the Victorian era tries to save an important discovery in the bottle when their ship was being attacked. The film follows the bottle's journey throughout time until it finally reaches the shore in the distant future.

We've decided to mix 2D and 3D animation in this film in relation to the bottle's travel in time. We've integrated 2D in the first few scenes and then started making it look more 3D as the bottle progressed further into the future.
  • Animation
  • Editing
  • FX/Simulations
  • Lighting
  • Matte Painting
  • Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Texture Painting
  • After Effects
  • Maya
  • Mudbox
  • Photoshop
3D Total
  • VFX/ANIMATION
  • Film of the Year
  • 1030 Page Views
  • 4 Images
  • May 05, 2015
All 3D elements are modelled, rigged and animated in Maya unless otherwise stated.
Textures are done in Maya, Mudbox and Photoshop.
All scenes rendered primarily in Maya and then re-rendered in After Effects.

0:03-0:23 - Botanist design and animation by Karly Dyke and Morgan Dyke using pencil and paper, coloured in Photoshop and sequenced in After Effects. Ship Interior modelled and textured by Josh Lagerwey. Props and plants by Alexandra Maranon in Photoshop.

0:24 - 0:28 - Title designed by Josh Lagerwey. Animated by Alexandra Maranon.

0:29-0:39 - All elements modelled, textured and animated by Josh Lagerwey.

0:40-0:50 - All elements modelled, textured and animated by Alexandra Maranon except Fish modelled and textured by Matt McGrath.

0:51-1:16 - Scene animated by Matt McGrath.

1:17-1:26 - All elements modelled, textured and animated by Alexandra Maranon except Fish modelled and textured by Matt McGrath.

1:27 - 1:31 - Scene animated by Matt McGrath. Planes modelled and textured by Josh Lagerwey.

1:34-2:28 - Scenes animated by Matt McGrath. All elements modelled by Matt McGrath except Angler Fish modelled by Josh Lagerwey.

2:29 - 3:03 - All scene elements modelled and animated by Josh Lagerwey. Whale textures by Alexandra Maranon

3:07 - 3:19 - All scene elements modelled and animated by Matt McGrath.

3:20 - 3:21 - Futuristic City modelled by Alexandra Maranon, Matt McGrath and Josh Lagerwey. Textures by Alexandra Maranon.

3:22 - 3:29 - All scene elements modelled and animated by Matt McGrath. Elements textured by Alexandra Maranon.

3:30 -3:43 - Cyborg modelled and textured by Karly Dyke, Morgan Dyke and Alexandra Maranon. Scene animated by Josh Lagerwey.

3:44 - 4:04 - Scene animated by Matt McGrath.

4:05 - 4:24 - Credit sequence designed by Karly Dyke, Morgan Dyke and Josh Lagerwey.


Post-production editing done by Alexandra Maranon, Matt McGrath and Josh Lagerwey
All Matte Paintings (sky) and bubble animation by Alexandra Maranon.
All ocean simulations and lighting done by Matt McGrath
Bottle and all contents modelled by Josh Lagerwey
Character Rigging by Ben Wilkinson
Audio/Sound by Denn Manaloto

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