Erika Obama

Happy New Year 2022!

I made this cartoon-ish character animation with floating texts for seasonal greeting. Because as someone who was always loving character arts and have designer background, I decided to focus more on motion graphics and 3D for design thing to express themes in this year.

Behind the scenes

Composition

Happy New Year 2022! (3D art, composition)
Composition was done on After Effects. I rendered the background (a simple gradient) and the character/objects separately, combined them and background pattern images on AE, and then added a camera animation to make the render look dynamic.

Modelling

Since the base mesh was outdated as it was made in the early days of my 3D journey, I fixed its topology as well.

Happy New Year 2022! (3D art, topology: before)
Before

After
Happy New Year 2022! (3D art, topology: after)
  Happy New Year 2022! (3D art, topology: before)
Before

After
Happy New Year 2022! (3D art, topology: after)
  Happy New Year 2022! (3D art)