“The Presentators “Cake”” by Marjoram

  • ©Stefan Marjoram


Conference:


Title:


    The Presentators “Cake”

Length:


    1:00

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • Aardman Animations

Description:


    This is an episode from the second series commissioned byNickelodeon UK. It features Dan as The Great Taste-O, a sort ofsuperhero who, even when blindfolded, can decipher the ingredientsof any cake.

Hardware:


    HARDWARE: Intel 2.2 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM.

Software:


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: Modeling, animation, and rendering: Maya Unlimited 4. Compositing:
    Adobe After Effects. OS: Windows 2000.


Additional Contributors:


    Producer: Helen Brunsdon
    Animation: Stefan Marjoram, Dan Lane, Steve Blake
    Writers: Stefan Marjoram, Dan Lane, Wee Brian
    Voices and Music: Stefan Marjoram, Dan Lane, Wee Brian
    Sound: James Mather, Joseph Stracey


Additional Information:


    PRODUCTION
    Modeling: Pulling NURBS spheres. Rendering technique used most: Maya renderer. Average CPU time for rendering per frame:45 seconds. Total production time:12 days per episode. Production Highlight: As with the original short film, we continue to animate a character each even though they’re all present in the same scene.The animation is regularly composited throughout the process so that we can work off each others’ performances.