During the Fall 2014 semester, undergraduates from the College of Fine Arts participated in an introductory course on 3D digital art and animation (one of many art and animation courses offered at UT). The students learned and practiced 3D modeling, surfacing, lighting, rendering, animation, compositing, and visual FX using Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, among other programs.
In this particular semester, the students created separate works based on the art of Giorgio de Chirico. They, then, collaborated to merge each other’s work. That is, each student modeled, textured, rigged, and animated a painting, then created transitions to make the video flow from one to another.
The video below is the result (right-click->save the image for more detail).