Advanced 3D animation Timeline

Pre Production

Screenplay

07/20/2014 - 08/16/2014

Week2-week5
Write story and screenplay during this time. Keep things simple, and keep in mind how many models, characters, and textures will be needed for the production.

Storyboard

07/27/2014 - 08/23/2014

week3-week6
Figure out camera moves, composition, and story flow.

Visuals

07/27/2014 - 08/23/2014

Week3-week6
Create concept art, and finalize character designs, background designs, color keys, and textures.

2D animatic

08/03/2014 - 08/09/2014

Week4
Use storyboards to create an animatic, in order to figure out timing for animation.

Production

Modeling

08/10/2014 - 09/06/2014

week5-week8
Model all characters and background objects needed for project.

Audio

08/10/2014 - 08/23/2014

Week5-week6
Collect all audio sounds needed for project

UVs and texturing

08/24/2014 - 09/13/2014

week7-week9
Unwrap all models, and create textures in zbrush

Rigging

08/24/2014 - 09/13/2014

week7-week9
Rig all models that need to be animated.

Block Out Animation

09/07/2014 - 09/27/2014

week9-week11
Begin stepped animation and figure out timing and camera moves.

Dynamics

09/07/2014 - 09/27/2014

week9-week11
Begin learning and adding dynamics into project.

3D animatic

09/14/2014 - 09/20/2014

week10
Have 3D stepped animatic finished by this time.

Animation

10/05/2014 - 11/08/2014

week1-week5
Finish all animation during this time.

Dynamics

10/05/2014 - 11/08/2014

week1-week5
Finish all dynamics during this time.

Lighting

10/26/2014 - 11/08/2014

week4-week5
Finish lighting during this time.

Rendering

11/09/2014 - 11/22/2014

week6-week7
Render all files at this time.

Post Production

AfterEffects

11/23/2014 - 11/29/2014

week8
Post special effects will be added and created at this time.

Final Audio

11/23/2014 - 11/29/2014

week8
The final audio mix will be added at this time.

Wiggle room

11/30/2014 - 12/13/2014

week9-week10
If there are any mistakes that need to be fixed, now is the time to fix them.

Final Product

12/14/2014 - 12/20/2014

The final production should be finished and ready to present at this time.