I created all visual elements for this short film, except the two rigs, Norman from Leif Jeffers, Morgan Loomis, Peter Starostin and Neal Thibodeaux , and the T-rex rig from Long Winter Studios. for everything else I used Autodesk Maya 2014, Photoshop, CC Premiere CC and After Effects CC.
The whole Maya interface made for the film was projected onto a plane inside the scene, so I could have absolute control over what happened, I created a simple rig with different textures to have the mouse interactions with the UI. The mouse was also a simple 3D rig I created, it helped me control the scene and shots a lot better.
In regards to the animation, it was a process of research and develepment in the pre production fases, following with creating an animatic for timing. Then I shot live action reference for the animation and started the blocking for the shots. After that it was reiterating and polishing what I already had.