First coffee cup

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Behold, a coffee cup! I took the design and rough shape from a cup my friends bought me as a souvenir, because it has less-than-stellar English phrases written entirely in Comic Sans.

The model still looks a bit rough in places, especially at the top of the handle where you can still see some angular…angles, but I’m pretty happy with it for a first try.

I based it loosely on the first few minutes of this tutorial, mostly to get the sharper edges and handle looking nice.

The environment texture came from Open Footage.
http://www.openfootage.net/?p=5629

My notes from the Dreamworks process short

Animation Process/pipeline:

Story
Script
storyboard

Visual Development
Artists and Designers

working on:
characters
backgrounds
environments

Modelers
3D Modeling of characters, props, sets/environments

Riggers
how characters move
creating digital puppets

Surfacing Artists
textures
surface qualities of objects

Rough Layout
cinematography
scenes/shots

Final Layout
animation
final
set dressing
character animation

Crowds
the extras in the scene

Character Effects (FX)
the things characters interact with

Matte Painting
sky
clouds
vistas

Lighting

Clean-up

Sound design
music
sound effects
voices

People involved
Director
Editors
Storyboard artists
Character developers
Technical directors