The Art Of

The White Cell and The Virus Virus The White

Created By Lyn-Dae Stewart

Introduction
This project required us to create a 2 minute CG animation. As a five week project I have learned more than I could of hoped. I know more about the medium now than when I first started.

Our client Dr. Peter Klappa presented four scenarios of bodily functions and asked us to choose one to animate. The choices were; -Infection by HIV -making an antibody -fighting an infection -influenza I chose making an antibody and fighting an infection. I aimed my animation at the younger viewer, however it does not exclude the older audience as they will enjoy it too.

References and Ideas

Cells and Virus

Virus

Macrophage

Virus·s References

Virus Design version 1

Virus Design version 2

Character Bible

Meet The Characters
Celi
Celi the white blood cell is the head guard at the barrier station whose job is to monitor who comes in.

Meet The Characters
Sivus
Sivus the virus is on a mission to try and infect the body.

Character Sketches

Celi Designs

Sivus Designs

Character Sketches

Macrophage

Sivus·s apperances

Sivus originally was designed to look cute

Sivus·s apperances

He had to be redesigned to look more menacing because it wasn t apparent was the virus was dangerous

Sivus·s apperances

He had to be redesigned to look more menacing because it wasn t apparent was the virus was dangerous

Sivus·s apperances

Turnarounds

Turnarounds

Turnarounds

Story Telling and Target Audience

Story Telling
Act 1 Fade in to a cell civilisation where a white cell is in a security booth observing the various cells going by, an unusual cell tries to go through resulting in being searched with an antibody. Act 2 The antibody sticks to the virus which has now made it a target. Elsewhere other white cells prepare to capture it. The virus now panicked runs and seeks cover. Act 3 The white cells locate the virus and begin shooting their antibodies, once successfully restrained thee macrophage appears dethatches the original White cell from the virus and proceeds to eat it.

Concept Art

Concept Art

Concept Art

Concept Art

DVD Art

Evaluation

I Realise I need to improve my time management, but with the knowledge I have gained producing characters and animating them will be faster.