chapter  7
Rough Sets, Blocking, and an Animatic
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Creating Rough Sets At this point, you have character models, a story reel, and not much else. It is time to start bringing the pieces together. Your characters need a meeting place, and that place is going to be a rough set. Now, if your final set will be very simple, there is no need to create a rough version at this early stage. Just build your final set and skip this section. If you’re wondering why you would want to create a rough set, well, it comes back to time. Sets, like any other aspect of an animation project, could occupy an infinite amount of your time. If it came to choosing between having crummy, half-baked animation appearing on a beautifully detailed set or wonderfully crafted animation taking place on a minimalist set, which would it be?