A Fox Tale – 3D short animation movie
This is a beautiful animated short by the students of Supinfocom. Nice story, excellently executed topping it with amazing renderings. You will not believe that this animated short is a graduation film created by four Supinfocom students in 2011. The story, characters, direction, animation, lighting, colour etc are class apart. A Fox Tale is inspired by a Chinese legend.
As in Chinese tales, the fox’s spirit who has nine tails has magic power to create illusions for instance, Chao ma explains on his blog.
Nine tails are a challenge for animation because it has to be beautiful, magic with nice curves.
This short movie is about a battle between two hunters who are also brothers who eventually end up fighting for the same woman. Chao ma initiated with his drawings to find the visual aspect he wanted. Later joined by fellow students Thomas Bozovic, Alexandre Cazals and Julien Legay to realize the story in CG. The team used 3ds Max, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro. The lighting and ambience some what reminds us of Pixar’s UP.