Monday, May 6, 2002


Working again with director, Matthew Saville, the opening titles for Cox Knight production 'Worst Best Friends', required a cel-shaded animated sequence with 2D characters walking around a 3D environment. The original hand-drawn source sketches were scanned before being digitally traced and colored, creating a sharp cartoon look. The three animated characters were then composited into the 3D backgrounds and timed to match object and camera moves.

The 3D backgrounds were designed to continue the flat look of the characters, but enable more movement and interactivity with the environment, such as the large extruded numbers which were added along with the retro-styled typography to complete the sequence.