“Lovebirbs” Instagram Loop by Gunner
Collin Leix, animator at Gunner in Detroit: “A fun short we made for Gunner’s instagram for Valentine’s day, 2020.
“For this piece, I got to try out something I had only played out in my head before this. Stop motion in VR! It’s sort of a hybrid of stop motion and traditional 3D animation.
“The third intrusive bird’s postures were so extreme as it flew in and out, that I figured, why not sculpt a whole new frame for it instead of trying to deform one mesh? I sculpted about 14 poses of the third bird but also used traditional manipulation/animation as well.”
Illustrator Sarah Beth Morgan
Cel roughs: Rachel Reid
3D Sculptor/animator: Collin Leix
Intrusive Bird Design/Cel finishing touches: Andy Most
Producer Brandon Delis
Sound: Ambrose Yu