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April 4, 2006

Effects To Bark About

A nice spread covering Tip's work on Shaggy!

"To create the mutant lab animals, the filmmakers turned to Tippett Studios, known for its character animation. There, 46 creative artists worked on 110 shots, which including transitions shots as Allen turns into a dog, a DNA sequence, and a surfing sheepdog as well as the lab animals."

"“Our goals were to take a realistic approach to animals that were genetically engineered to have dog traits,” says James Brown, lead animator. “They used the real animals when they could, and used ours when the animals needed to push the cages or bark.” The mice and rats bark, chase their tails, and act like dogs; the rabbits do the same thing. “At one point, the rabbits are in a car sticking their heads out the window with their ears flapping,” says Schelesny. “The king cobra has a shaggy sheep dog tail that it wags. It’s supposed to act cute rather than as a cobra.”"

Check out the article over on the CGSociety Production Focus: Effects To Bark About.


Posted by dschnee at April 4, 2006 9:58 AM