For my animation final project, I wish to construct a small scale 3d mountain model (similar to this model of the matterhorn) out of foam. I then plan on projection mapping a mountain scene onto this geometry. I am thinking something highly illustrated similar to how my midterm animation background appeared (multiple vector layered images, but this time with more contrast and some alpha level blending between them). I wish to have illustration style mountain goats similar to this
which appear (either from climbing the mountain or appear out of “caves). These mountain goats perform two main actions:
1. climbing the mountain
2. eating assorted shrubbery which appear upon the mountain top.
I think that after a certain time, the mountain goats will stop eating the shrubbery (since there are no more) and will instead begin to eat the mountain itself (which will appear as blackness / lack of projection). Initially I want to make small animation loops in After effects, a set background in illustrator, and either just run the full composition as an After effects video which plays on loop, or a simple processing sketch which allows for random positioning / spawning of the goats and the shrubbery. I will then use Madmapper (and Syphon if processing is used) in order to project the animation onto the prop.