How 3D Animation Works, From Start To Finish

It's sometimes easy to forget when you're watching an animated movie just how complex the underlying technology is. In this video, Steve Carell explains the 3D animation processes involved in taking an idea from the storyboard to the movie theatre.

Really a promo for Despicable Me 2, the video gives a refreshingly accurate explanation of what's involved in the animation process. It turns out some of the work was so tough that the team managed to break some of its computers during the production process. Oops. [YouTubeThanks Eugénie!]


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    Pretty much the same way hand drawn animation's been done for nearly a century.

    Last edited 16/06/13 5:33 pm

      Not really. There are no tweeners and most of the jobs are incredibly specilaised. It's even more of a soul destroying sausage factory than it used to be. I don't know why anyone woudl want to do it.

    I'm in my Fifties and I love a good animated story... This one in particular.... :)

      its not just me !??! damn .. and i thought i was special ! :)

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