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Production Setup

Although animation production is a continuum, it can be useful to think of it as having an initial setup phase, followed by a phase in which the animation work flows through toward final output frames. In this section, we describe the stages in the digital studio pipeline that provide the necessary data for this flow.

Modeling

Modeling is the essential first step of the animation process. Without objects to animate, there are serious limits to the stories available to tell (although that hasn't stopped a few SIGGRAPH submissions).


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