Iron Giant - The "Dome
of Doom" Sequence
One - Part
Two - Part
of the sequences I was responsible for creating the effects
for, was the part where the giant generates an orb from
his chest and lunches it over the ocean. My assistant (Matt
Manners) and I nicknamed the sequence "The Dome of
images on the left are from the first two scenes I animated
in that sequence.
final animation from the scenes shown below consisted of
6 levels of hand drawn animation.
Circular Flow: I animated an abstract level
inside the chest plate which rotates slowly.
- The Angular Pattern: This was the second
level in the chest plate I animated. The random motion
contrasted nicely against the more flowing motion of the
first level. It was also painted brighter and was more
dominant in the final composite.
orb: The formation of the orb was a two color
level with the shape building up into a sphere.
animated rendering over the orb:
This level was animated with a 6B pencil (soft tip) and
helped creating the feel that the orb was filled with
I animated electrical current radiating from the orb and
the three prawns around the center hole. This level was
animated with a 45mm Micron marker.
Glow: For the second scene (2 bottom images)
I animated an extra glow level to show the build-up of