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. Students then collaborated to merge each other’s work. Through this process, each student modeled, textured, rigged, and animated a painting then created transitions to support an endless video flow.
The video below is the result (right-click->save the image for more detail).