Mr Bean Series 2 – Tiger Aspect Productions
Advanced CelAction2D Series Character rigging + Pre-poduction Development
WHAT WE DID
In July 2013 we were approached by the guys at Tiger Aspect and asked if we could develop 2D rigging and animation techniques to match the style and fluidity of the original hand drawn animation in Series1 for them. Naturally we jumped at the chance and you can see the end results in every one of the 52 episodes of this glorious new series. www.tigeraspect.co.uk
HOW WE WORK
We were given access to all the model sheets and animation from the original Series. Which we then pawed through to find out what would be needed in our rigs and techniques to be able to achieve that hand drawn style and look within CelAction2D.
We originally developed a 2D rig for the Mini which looked amazing but was later replaced with a 3D setup for ease of use in the series.
WHO WE RIGGED
Mr Bean ♦ Teddy ♦ Mrs Wicket ♦ Scrapper 'the cat' ♦ Miss Wince ♦ Irma (Mr Beans Lady friend) ♦ The Queen ♦ Corgi Butler ♦ The wonderful ♦ Fox Bruisers Dog
These are some Initial proof of concept animation tests to demonstrate the potential speed and fluidity of our original CelAction2D rigs.
Training and Support
We went on to train and support the massive in-house team to use and adapt our base rigs for the rest of the characters in the series.