Treasure Nest is a 3D animated short following the adventures of Blue a cat-like creature in search of hidden riches. Along his way Blue discovers a bird-like creature named Peanut who he reluctantly brings along in hopes that she will be the key to unlocking the treasure. Through the use of such programs as Maya ZBrush Photoshop Houdini Nuke and After Effects the Treasure Nest thesis group presents a beautifully hand-painted world in which Blue’s resolve is tested throughout his journey... eventually leading him to a prize of which he never expected.
Directors: Joy (Meng-Chwen) Tien, Allison Botkin, Mike Bourbeau
Student project: Yes
Completion date: 2014-05-27
Shooting format: 3D & 2D hand-painted
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes