Shroomworld was modeled and animated in Cinema 4D and then composited in after effects for the final touches. The process took 5 weeks total and was a blast from start to finish.
Artist: Gorillaz, featuring Schoolboy Q
The original thought was to have a main character, preferable a fluffy ball, explore a mushroom world in hopes to find a better mushroom home. For the style, I was inspired by children pop up books and the whimsical illustrations from Alice in Wonderland. The pop up book structure itself didn't happen, nor the fluffy character. However, both ideas were switched for better outcomes.
Main character transformation. I liked the "nosey" guy, but realized it made since to utilize the Gorillaz's pre-equisting 2-d character design and make my own version.
Work in progress frames for Shroomworld. Besides the character change, the background was changed for a more whimsical background that added more vivid color. Each texture was hand drawn and then used as a hatch in a sketch material. From there, I animated the different materials to give an extra twist to the mushrooms. The other 3 main band members to the end of the narrative. Shroomworld went through 2 passes before coming to a competition.
Final frames for Shroomworld.
Step inside to a 3D animated Shroomworld and follow the Gorillaz to their new home.