At last, dear readers, here is my finished animation on the life cycle of a jellyfish. This has been a fun and challenging 4 month process of storyboarding, animating, texturing and lighting. I think my biggest challenge was creating an underwater scene for my characters to exist.
The final animation took 4 days to render. Rendering is the process by which an animation program (3ds max in my case) creates sequential images. In rendering the program calculates the lighting , textures and character placement for each frame. These images are compiled and create an animation.
Please sit back and enjoy!