“2D Life in a 3D World” by Tooned In

  • ©  Tooned In and Caltech Graphics Group


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    2D Life in a 3D World

Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Tooned In
  • Caltech Graphics Group


    This video illustrates an animation process that allows efficient registration of traditional 2D animated characters within 3D computer- generated worlds. Rather than compositing 2D animation on top of 3D backgrounds and overlays, the characters are registered in 3D-space, truly integrating 2D and 3D animation.

Additional Contributors:

    Producers: Cindy Ball, Tim Hunkapiller, James Mahoney
    Layout and Storyboards: Bill Perez
    2D Animation: Kunio Shimamura, Melanie Thomas
    2D and 3D Textures: Phil Philipson
    2D and 3D Integration Process Designed by: James Mohoney and Cindy Ball
    Digital Ink & Paint: Jerry Meyer

    Moving Pixels
    Producers: Robert Kramer, Tony Smoller
    3D Modeling and Animation: Sebastian Bilbao, Brian Wilcox

    Sound Design: Steve Sauber
    Special Thanks to: Alias|Wavefront, Caltech Graphics Group, VIFX

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