DREAMWORKS Madagascar 2: Passport Enter Page

MADAGASCAR 2: Escape to Africa

Madagascar 2 Website Enter Page

Story: An old friend of mine that I worked with back at DNA STUDIO got a job as an Art Director for a smaller internet marketing firm and asked me to do a little 3d for him, so I said what any starving artist/student would say…”Hell yeah!

The client was DREAMWORKS and the project was a website that was meant to accompany the release of their new movie (at the time) “Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa”.

Passport open CoverPassport open
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Anyway, the long and short of it was they needed an animation done in 3D for the “Enter” page of the website. Dreamworks needed a passport to tumble in and land right in front of the viewer with a particles “splash”. After figuring out how to do the particles using the new (again, at the time) Trapcode plug in “Particular”, I moved onto the light treatment they wanted. They asked for a “shine” effect on the front of the passport to highlight the text, so I used a “Light Sweep” filter . Lastly, the passport would open up to reveal another layer of UI with fields that the end user would have to fill out pertinant information…so is exactly what they got!

TOOLS:  3DS Max for modeling, Photoshop 7 for texturing, After Effects for particles and compositing.

CLOSING THOUGHTS: I wish I had all of the files for all of the projects that I did for Erik K. They would have made for some pretty cool pieces to have. I know one of the projects I worked on was for the Universal Pictures movie “The Break Up” with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaugh. I did some video work for the official website…oh, well. No use in crying over spilled milk. At least we got to see shot of Jen’s very toned butt! Well done girl.


What up! Jet Olaño here, check it out…this is my “Online Art Journal”,  which is just a cool way of saying my “lame ass art blog”. Anyway, this is not meant to show off my professional work, advertise or sway anyone’s mind. This is merely “…a place for my thoughts that come and go like the wind.” (That was an in joke) If there is anything on this page that strikes your fancy or if I’ve struck a nerve or if I’ve misspelled anything (which I’m prone to do because I usually work on this thing very late at night…I am also prone to parentheticals but I can cus it’s my damn blog! Er, I mean “Online Art Journal”) please leave a comment. All comments and critiques are welcome as long as they are constructive, any trolling will be deleted and punch you in your spleen through the internet.  Thanks for stopping by and thanks for shopping at your “One Stop Chop Shop!”

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