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Splined! was our group's final film at the end of our first semester of Digital Animation at Capilano University. In a team of seven, we had three weeks to produce a one minute-ish short film from scratch, starting with story ideas and concept art all the way through the production pipeline until we had a final product.

Splined! takes place in the Maya animation graph editor where we thought it would be really cool to create environments based on the idea that background elements would be more blocky and simple in stepped mode, but round and smooth when in splined mode. If you don't know what that means but have some grasp of animation terms - stepped mode is basically all your keyframes so everything feels choppy and chunky whereas splined mode is where everything gets "tweened" and the animation gets smoothed out to become more fluid. And the graph editor is where you modify your ease-ins and ease-outs using red, green, and blue curves. 

But why a corgi? Because corgis are cute and I think we would have gone insane looking at a really ugly character for the duration of this film's production.

My team is well aware that there are inconsistencies and areas where it could be better but please bear in mind that we only had three weeks to create this from start to finish. :)

Please enjoy and thanks for watching!

Film by:

Yufei Chen
Cindey Chiang
Amber Grandbois
Kevin Lam
Amy Le
Eun-Hae Park
Young-Eun Park

Digital Animation (December 2013)
Capilano University
All music and sound effects are from videoblocks.com
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MewTara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
You're right - the corgi is very cute!

How long have you guys been using Maya before making this film?
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Silberry Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Mewwwwwww! :D *Hugs* I miss you. :heart:

We had only been using the software for two and a half months before we started work on this. :>
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MewTara Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I miss you too! Do you have Skype? We should totally catch up, but like, properly. We can moan about Maya together. xD

Damn. You guys are good! Send my compliments to the rest of the group, art sudent to art students hahaha.
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Silberry Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I do have Skype but I rarely ever use it. Actually, I'm hardly on messenger systems anymore, but that's probably due to my super busy schedule. I'm Silberries on Skype, and SilverIcyWolf on AIM. I can only use AIM at my school, but if you ever want to arrange a day to meet up and talk, we can definitely do that! Maya isn't so bad. I'll take it over SoftImage any day. XD

Thanks, Mew!
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Artist
Lame arrow, give the cute Corgi his hat back! >.<
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Silberry Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
The cursor is totally being a butt. :( I'm sure the corgi will be able to get his hat back!
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Artist
Fingers crossed. :D
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Almost-Illegal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Ha I was wondering what the deal with the pineapple was! You guys should just have it in all of your animations like some kind of easter egg.
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Nosidda Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Loved seeing this again : ) Wonderfully witty. One question though. Whats the deal with the pineapple?
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Silberry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D I told my teammates not to include the pineapple (because it is so damn random... and pineapples don't even grow on trees!) and they went ahead and did it anyways. =__=
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