One of my first animated films was this short short,
Happy, produced as a project for an IPHS class. The
assignment was simple: pick an emotion and make a character
exhibit it. Not a problem, but also not quite as fun as
it could be with a little tweaking.
I sat down and made up a list of easily animated feelings,
and somehow hit on the idea of how one person's most simple
emotions can set off more convoluted emotions in others.
Although the animation is fairly elementary and the punchline
pretty simplistic, it still gets a chuckle out of most viewers.
Happy was made using very, very basic polygons
and textures. The faces and a few of the textures were made
in Photoshop, the models and basic animation were done in
Bryce, and the final film was assembled in Premiere.