Thursday, 4 May 2017

Abstract Animation by First Year VFX Artists

Abstract Animation by Harry Pearson
Our first year undergraduate students have recently finished some excellent abstract animation, completed in Autodesk Maya.

The project brief was to create a short piece of abstract animation set to music.

Students used a variety of different animation tools, including keyframing, blend shapes, dynamics and simulation to create a piece of imaginative animation timed out to a musical sound track. Check out their awesome work below.

It's a deliberately broad brief, allowing students to stretch their imaginations and utilise many of the different tools in Maya that can be used to create animation. They can create their own assets or import 3D models from websites like Turbosquid or, but most chose to model everything from scratch.

Below are just a few examples of the excellent work created by our undergraduate VFX students, who recently completed their first animation module.

1. Abstract Animation Music by Alex Budulan

2. "The Black Hole"by Harry Pearson, using MASH in Maya 2017

3. "Stronger" by Artenis Rukaj, using MASH in Maya 2017

4. "Happy Accident" by Daniel Dutton

Remember that these are students who have had just 4 weeks training in animation - so the work done above really is a remarkable achievement.

Congratulations to all our students on their superb work. To see some similar work completed by our first year Games students, follow this link

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our new BA/MArt starting in September 2017, follow this link. We train all our students with practical real-world skills, to give them the best possible chance of a career in industry. To see some of our animation success stories, follow this link.

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