David McCarthy

BFA in Animation

Lily and the Hound

Lily and the Hound is a one minute three-dimensional animation that I created to showcase the range of character animation that I have learned during my time at Memphis College of Art. These five scenes are intended to tell the story of a girl named Lily scavenging in an abandoned supermarket, only to be found and hunted by a gigantic hound. The scenes present the ways that Lily avoids the hound, either by hiding or outsmarting it.

During the film, I use multiple walk cycles, jumps, and movements with both a bipedal and quadrupedal character at different speeds. I have the characters interacting with the environment in very direct ways, in some cases even moving pieces of the environment. I also use several procedural animation techniques for moving props, including the main character’s cloak, which she wears throughout the film to make the movement of these items more realistic.

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Lily and the Hound
Three-dimensional animation
1:04
2020


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