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New Ringling Short, ‘Broken,’ Now Online

Thesis film from computer animation students Gang Maria Yi, Garrett O'Neal and Bryan Locantore is a visual representation of the classic children’s game.

A new short film from the computer animation program at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL is now available online.

Entitled Broken: Rock Paper Scissors, the thesis film from Ringling students Gang Maria Yi, Garrett O'Neal and Bryan Locantore is a visual representation of the classic children’s game: When Rock stumbles upon the magical Paper, it's love at first sight. But when the wrath of Scissors threatens the well-being of Paper, Rock must stop at nothing to save what he loves most, no matter the cost.

The film was created using a range of tools. Storyboarded and designed in Adobe Photoshop, modeling was completed using Pixologic’s ZBrush, and then rigged and animated in Autodesk Maya. The film was lit using Pixar’s RenderMan, then composited in The Foundry’s Nuke. To finish it off, the team used Adobe Premiere to tie it all together.

Concept art and other info from the project can be accessed on the Broken: Rock Paper Scissors Facebook page.