We were given a script for each video that required approximately 1 minute to read. 4 minutes of cartoon animation turned out to be quite a challenge. I started with some style frames and landed on using C4D with the toon shader to build out the bulk of the animation.
In addition to the art direction, design and animation, we also needed to come up with an animated brand for the news broadcast: Microbe news. This was our favorite part about the project; studying the different ways that Flagella animate and figuring out how to do that quickly. Spline dynamics in Cinema 4D saved the day.
The interactive exhibit traveled to 8 different children's museums across the country.