“Tezcatlipoca” by Southern Adventist University

  • ©Robin George  Southern Adventist University


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  • Southern Adventist University


    “Tezcatlipoca” is a three-minute animation inspired by the music from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. In the tradition of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”, it combines the elements of classical music and imaginative animation to retell the Aztec myth of Tezcatlipoca, the deity who descends from heaven in the form of a jaguar.

    “Tezcatlipoca” was a senior project at Southern Adventist University’s School of Visual Art and Design. From September 2007 to January 2009, the film moved from conception to completion as a solo project, from storyboards and animatics, to modeling, rigging, texturing, preliminary set design, character animation, and ultimately to final sets, backgrounds, lighting, rendering, and finally compositing.


    Maya 2008, Vue6, Realflow, Blastcode, After Effects CS3, Z-Brush 3

Additional Contributors:

    Director: Robin George

    Story: Robin George

    Art Director: Robin George

    Animator: Robin George

    Compositor: Robin George

    Lava Simulation: Chris Wombold

    Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky

    Production: School of Visual Art and Design, Southern Adventist University

    Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Aaron Adams, Zach Gray, and Chris Wombold

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