Courage

2009

800 x 600 
Autodesk Maya, Mental Ray

Description

Produced in collaboration with Dr. Dennis Vincent of the Jacksonville University Division of Music, the various parts of this animation served as a projected backdrop for a 20 minute collaborative performance by the divisions of Music and Theatre and Dance. The work was scored and the music electronically realized by Dr. Vincent and represented a modern interpretation of the Battle of Thermopylae.

 

I realized this animation using Maya’s particle effects animation. Particle instancing, collision detection and goal animation provided the impression of many warriors attacking the small group of Spartans who were represented by the shields. The six-week production time didn’t allow much time for variations.