Star Wars - R2D2

Star Wars - R2D2 - student project

So I wouldn't call myself a huge star wars fan but I needed an idea and I need one fast, as in had to start and finish this all within one afternoon. So I was looking through google for ideas and saw some cool R2D2 vector drawings.

So I thought, hey I am sure I can make that....I think. So I started out drawing all the different shapes/parts I needed in illustrator. (come to think of it, I spent more time building it then I did animating it haha).

Star Wars - R2D2 - image 1 - student project

Star Wars - R2D2 - image 2 - student project

 

Once I had all the pieces made I transferred them to After Effects, converted them to shape layers and went at it. I did not have much time until the deadline so I thought I would just drop the parts in using different eases, and then animate him moving across the screen.

Star Wars - R2D2 - image 3 - student project

 

Overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out, I just wish I didn't procrastinate and spent more time to add more animations and functionality to him.

Star Wars - R2D2 - image 4 - student project