“Das Rad” (“The Wheel”), English title “Rocks”, made in 2001 by Chris Stenner, Arvid Uibel, and Heidi Wittlinger at
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. It was a 2003 Academy Award nominee for best animated short film.
The characters and foreground sets were stop motion, and the backgrounds were made in Maya. Fancy foreground lighting effects, including fast-moving cloud shadows, were accomplished by lighting a white low-poly 3D replica set and comping it over the physical set. Making-of shots can be seen at the short’s website, dasrad.com.Minilogue – Animals | Home | next: Galactic Mail »