Dreamworks Animation Studio production Pipeline – Stage 6: Rough Layout

Rough layout is where all the pieces start coming together it’s where the movie starts looking like a movie. They receive information in the form of storyboards from the story department.

dreamworks5-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

And then recreate them in 3d space on the computer with a virtual camera where decision like the Semantography for the film and the initial staging and blocking for the characters are made.

dreamworks6-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

Dreamworks Animation Studio production Pipeline – Stage 7: Animation

After rough layout finishes their shots, the first job is to prepare the shots for animation – that’s called an impress.

And next thing is to animate. The character animators start bringing the characters to life by posing out the character using the digital puppet. There’s sometimes 3,000 controls in one character. With the dragons on “How to Train Your Dragon”, there’s upto five to six thousand controls.

dreamworks7-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

Animation is basically like acting. The character animators try to bring the personality in the performance to the characters. They have to figure out how the characters walk, how they talk, how they move.

dreamworks8-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

The crowd’s Department is in charge of the extras of the film. There’s no way that one human can animate all the crowd in a scene. So the crowd department would do the animation for the crowd through an automated way like a robot brain. The brain decides what actions to use, when, and in the end the studio can get a performance that looks like at crowd doing a multitude of different actions.

dreamworks9-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

Dreamworks Animation Studio production Pipeline – Stage 8: Effects and Lighting

In lighting department, they use computer animated lights.

dreamworks10-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

Character effects are all the things on a character’s body that a movement is in style. The character effects department is responsible for everything that’s moving on a character, that is not the character animation itself.

dreamworks11-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

They do clothing simulation, hair dynamics, fur interaction, prop animation… Anything that characters interacting with.

There’re other effects.

dreamworks12-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

 

It’s not just explosions and demolitions. There’re a ton of different things, from little things like footprints to leaves rustling in the wind.

dreamworks13-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

Dreamworks Animation Studio production Pipeline – Stage 9: Matte painting

Next up is the matte painting department. In animated movies, the characters act on a set that comes from modeling. Matte painting department would take care of everything that’s beyond that set.

dreamworks14-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

For example, the art department does wonderful color keys that kind of inform what they want to see in the backgrounds. Then the matte painters take assets built for models and do paintings that use the arts color keys as like a touch base.

Dreamworks Animation Studio production Pipeline – Stage 10: Sound Design

Lastly, a composer comes in and write some music that heightens and enhances a story.

dreamworks15-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

Then the final mix happens where audio levels, the equalization, the perspective, and special treatments on dialogue are all mixed into the final version of the film.

dreamworks16-3d animation production studio asia-animation production studio asia-3d animation production studio asia-3d animation studio asia-animation studio asia-3d animation production asia-animation production asia-3d studio asia-3d animation series asia

And viola, a perfectly formed animated feature film is born.

 

Read more >> 10 essential stages of animation production Pipeline – Dreamworks Animation Studio – Part 1 via this link

Animost – Vietnam 3D Animation Studio

animost team - Unreal Engine - Vietnam Asian best 3D real time virtual production animation studio

year end party animost team - Unreal Engine - Vietnam Asian best 3D real time virtual production animation studio

https://animost.com

hello@animost.com

Consolidated by Animost in collaboration with Branding Simple

Reference Sources:

  1. Animation World Network: https://www.awn.com/
  2. Cartoon Brew – Technology: https://www.cartoonbrew.com/tech
  3. Befores & Afters – Visual effects and animation journalist: https://beforesandafters.com/