Experiments, tests, exploration and play.

Buttons: A 5-Second Project

Every couple months the folks over at Greyscale Gorilla do a little thing called The 5-Second Project.

The idea is simple: make a 5 second animation, explore some new techniques, interpret the theme literally, figuratively, loosely.

The current 5-Second Project’s theme is “Buttons” and here’s what I made.

The music was created in ButtonBass, which seemed theme-appropriate. Except for the sound effects, which are me dropping actual buttons on a plate.

You can check out the other entries here.

Shiny Chrome Test

Recently developed extruded shiny chrome letters for a client. Our budget wasn’t enough for full on ray-traced 3D reflections, so this is what we came up with.

This test was made in Element 3D, faking some chrome distortions by using a displacement map on a reflection pass. Came out pretty nice I think.

3D Sketch Motion Test

I’ve been wanting to do a sketch-style 3D project for a while and was thrilled to have the opportunity on a recent assignment.

The client wanted a sketched look, with scenes drawing on.

This is a motion test we created. We can’t post the project just yet, but hopefully we’ll have some more clips to share soon.