CGI Animation Production. Evaluation of Processes and Case Study

3D illustration from Hkon Sverdvik Master study.
3D illustration from Hkon Sverdvik Master study. Photo: Ramzi Hassan

The main goal of this master project is to identify , test and evaluate software tools in the basic sub processes involved in the production of CGI animation. The applications were evaluated on the background of the criteria that were of relevance for users with little or no experience in CGI animation. Further on are, the basic process-steps included in CGI animation been surveyed. There were selected three programs alone, or in collaboration with external plug-ins to perform the basic stages of production included in CGI animation. The programs which were selected are : " Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 ", " Lumion 4 pro" and " Trimble SketchUp 2014 " in collaboration with the plugins " Keyframe Animation" and "Twilight Render " . It was then drafted six test scenarios. Each test senario was designed as a practical challenge that should be used in the software testing.. All test scenarios were then performed. During the practical execution of the test scenarios, the program performance were measured by six pre-defined parameters . " Pugh method " was then used to evaluate individual program performance. The evaluated results were then graphed on radar-charts. Some discrepancies between the final results and expected results revealed some weaknesses in the method that is used. Especially in the cases with few part-scenarioes. After this was the major trends were as expected compared with expected results. Here is a link for a video from the master study showing 3D animation for the case study: underwate power plant by Deep River AS.

Published 18. August 2014 - 9:58 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:28