Test Animation 2: Wuzhen River Village, China (HD)

This started out as a project to develop a logo yet to be finished. The idea of building a quick model to capture exactly the scene wanted for the logo quickly evolved into a chance to practice SketchUp animation and video editing. The subject was Wuzhen, a Chinese river village near Shanghai.

The buildings, bridges, stairs, and other main features were modeled from scratch while the pagoda, boats, 2D oak & pine trees, and 2D people were imported from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse. The music was "菊花台 Ju Hua Tai - Raffles Alumni Chinese Orchestra," taken from a live performance on YouTube.

Everything from still images to animation and music were spliced together in Windows Movie Maker. More information can be found on the Helios Labs blog