Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Which Doctor? This was a small project that was created to combine 2D character animation with 3D back in the 1980's. I was using one of the first 3D programs ever created at Dr. Alexander Shure's NYIT Computer Graphics Lab by Garland Stern's to model the backgrounds. The user interface was a UNIX command line and to create 3D objects you had to input the 3D coordinates for each point. A box would consist of 8 points. For spheres you had to use pi. Simple renders would take minutes for a simple piece of furniture. You guys don't know how easy you have it now.
The project was never finished but here's the animatic I created for it. The wonderful voices were performed by Dante Barbetta as the psychiatrist and Joan LaPallo as the cleaning lady witch.
Below are the storyboards for Which Doctor? And below that are model charts created for the short. On the last page of the storyboard you can see the original wireframes created on the computer to be used as the background. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
This storyboard was part of my portfolio that helped me get into Disney Feature Animation in 1990.