Written by Adam Brewster.
I need to tell you about the stage I'm at with the visuals, 'cos it's quite fun. Now we've fixed all her movements we have to make our main character, Aileen, look good. As always, there are about a million possibilities, but we've always had a strong idea of how we want our main characters to look. The rather curious image above is what you get when you flatten out, or "unwrap", the star of the show.
So she goes from being quite a dull, but perfectly formed, sculpture to a bright, vivacious, animated model! Once the software has created the 2D image of the flattened surfaces it's quite easy to paint on the details. I'm not the world's most knowledgeable makeup artist so I'm not sure if you are supposed to leave freckles on show? Anyhow, she looks pretty good to me. Now we have to do a similar exercise for the sets and props.