Animation for Formando Rutas & Civicus

tacha writes:

Hey all! We collaborated once more with Formando Rutas for a brand new movie concerning the issues of censorship in funding awarded sustainability content material, particularly concerning the mining business.

Carrying the humorous method of the earlier video (2D animation made in Grease Pencil), we wished to discover a 3D medium to inform this story. Representing one of many endangered species of the mining zones in Chile, Ranita del Loa was the proper character to design. Having a delicate and shiny type in comparison with the subject of censorship was a daring combine to convey the message.

We created a minimal setup utilizing Geometry Nodes, the place we scattered the completely different components utilizing Vertex Teams masks for artwork path. We additionally used GN to generate booleans to “crack” and explode the void.

The rigs had been made utilizing Auto Rig Professional which we prolonged a bit to incorporate the 2D mouth rig. The mouth phonemes had been created in Grease Pencil, and connected to the geometry utilizing a mixture between bones and a Shrinkwrap modifier. These had been rendered in EEVEE in a unique cross and included within the closing animation within the composition stage.

We additionally did the colour correction and common composition utilizing the Blender Compositor. Then we used After Results to render the ultimate 2D animation.

You can see the full project with some BTS here.