Acorn

3D Animation, 2018

'Acorn' is a 3D Animated exercise with squirrel models and rigs taken from the internet. 

Inspired by the evergreen cat and mouse feud chases like 'Tom and Jerry' or 'Road Runner', Acorn is a story about two squirrels who are anything but friends. When one of them refuses to share his acorns, the other plots for revenge. 

I animated these characters for my 3rd Year module in university, 'DT3001 - 3D Character Animation I'. The exercise helped me learn about story narration, acting, exaggerating expressions, camera movement, framing and pacing. I also modeled the set, props and textured all the assets. The below shots were the original story beats, but were modified for the final exercise.