Anima Skies Fight

CRWBY: Behind the Episode: Anima Skies Fight

Join CRWBY as they open the studio doors for an in depth look on how each episode was made. Kerry, Miles and the team will walk you through the 3D pipeline and talk about how art, tech, post, and animation come together to create RWBY.

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  • Quixylvre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Resident Slacker

    2 weeks ago

    Question about Lake Matsu: Is it a SALT-water lake, or FRESH-water like the Great Lakes?

  • iliveformayo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Thank you guys so much for showing us how much work is put into these episodes. It really puts things into perspective for me, and makes me love all that you do even more! 

  • untypical FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    We started working with Maya in class a month ago and now watching the bts for RWBY is just making me so happy. I really hope you guys do longer, more in depth bts of RWBY's animation process. 

  • Malochroma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Treenerd Hugger

    3 weeks ago

    As an aspiring production artist and longtime watcher of behind-the-scenes work (I distinctly remember pulling an all-nighter when I was eleven to watch the behind-the-scenes content on the Revenge of the Sith set), it's really fun to see all the work that goes into the production of my favorite show. I remember going to the Composition/Post Production panel at the last RTX Austin, and it was really informative and made me appreciate the work that went into this Volume so much more, so getting to see more along the same lines is always a plus in my book.

  • ScoopIrish FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ScoopIrish

    3 weeks ago

    I really enjoy these behind the scenes glimpses at how RWBY is made.  Thank you for producing these shorts - please keep 'em coming!

  • xhavoc132 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Loved this episode! Was also great to see the work that goes into the animation and stuff behind the scenes, was super interesting to hear about the layered VFX with particles and all the, super good job guys!

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      3 weeks ago

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Streamer/Fic Writer

    4 weeks ago

    This isn’t about the episode, but I think it’s super cool that some of the crwby are checking in here and responding to comments/questions. Its extremely nice to know that crwby is seeing/listening/offering feedback and paying attention. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a comments section before. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to check in and respond to fans!

    • BrianArndt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      any time!

    • burgerkingler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3d Animator

      4 weeks ago

      I usually read the comments and make mental notes about stuff if someone says something about an animation in a shot i did :) 

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      4 weeks ago

      For sure!  We all like talking about our craft.  It's nice to have an audience that cares about some of this behind the scenes work!

  • lena27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    To whoever got the idea of the Weiss song remix with the epic sky fight scene in episode 2, that was fuckin EPIC. Not just the idea but the execution was beautiful!! Congrats on a wonderful job!!  heart_eyes

    • Boxer2380 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Boxor

      3 weeks ago

      Actually, unless I'm remembering wrong, that was the second half of This Life Is Mine. It wasn't a remix.

    • lena27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Really? I heard someone say it was a remix. I was assumed that was correct b/c I didn't they reused songs from previous volumes. So maybe This Life is Mine II? Idk. Either way, IT WAS AWESOME

  • NekoShah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NekoShah

    4 weeks ago

    So, then - is Weiss generally a character requiring a lot more heavy VFX work because of the dust she uses? I know its used for other elements too - I just wondered if the VFX team worked more on particular characters over others


    And this episode is a great example of highlighting something thats otherwise not appreciated - My thanks to those who worked on this amazing scene!

    • digigargoyle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Animation Compositor

      4 weeks ago

      A lot of it is situaltional depending on the character and what is required for the shot. Sometimes a particular shot might call for something very specific that can only be done with a paritcle simualtion. In that case it would go to Quinton and Jeff in VFX to sim it out.

      Sometimes, if a particualr effect is not very sim heavy it can be done by the gang on the Compositing team using our every growing 2d library and various other fx that we have on hand.

      Great question. 

    • Jeffy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      Great question and as digigargoyle points out, it really does depend on the situation.  Sometimes Ruby jets around the scene quite a bit and those petals of hers have to be tackled every shot she uses her semblance in.  We haven't gotten to do a lot with Yang just yet as she has been on the road to recovery, and Blake does seem straight forward, but both girls have a penchant for breaking things, and breaking things always requires work.  I will say of Weiss that between her summons (which need auras) and her dust usage, she does tend to have more variety in the effects she needs, so in these sense yes she is an interesting character to do effects for.

  • RemnantsReclaimer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Okay guys which one of y'all has that cute ass Pyrrha wallpaper?

  • khei FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I can see Rooster Teeth is really bumping the lamp on this season. 

  • Catoust FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Would it be dumb if...

    They took a page from Monty in the 'Spiral' episode from RvB and made a good portion of the Sky Fight one continuous shot with all the 3 direction camera turns.

    • Hitorio FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      God, that spiral fight was fucking sick. One of my favorites from Monty.


      Shooting an sky fight with an orbiting camera would completely change the way you think about chaining your choreographic events together; it demands more thought energy put into continuity over the timeline of an entire fight, then creating a choreographic chain of events that can be beautiful within the framework of that continuity.

      If they can pull that off, I'm on-fucking-board.

  • lena27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    So I have a question for the writers or animators, whoever would know the answer to this better. I've seen what looks like electricity on the bodies of a character after they've been hit during a fight, only its the color of their aura...What is that? A sign that someone's aura is depleting a bit? Their aura defending their body against an attack? Or is it just a cool effect that you guys felt like putting in because now you can, with all the better animation software you have that you didn't have in Vol. 1 and 2? Or is their a reason we're only seeing in in Vol. 4 and 5? 

    • singlemum69 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      I know I'm no animator of Rooster Teeth, but that's someone's aura shattering - completely depleted! - , leaving them vulnerable to fatal wounds :) You see it on Pyrrha, Mercury, Amber and likely more during volume 3, too!

    • BrianArndt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      it shows when their aura has been hit hard or has been depleted (look for it to arc off the body when it breaks)

    • DizRupT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      If it's a quick shimmer it's their Aura getting low, and if it fades out with a sound effect, it's their Aura getting fully depleted.

    • lena27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      Got it, thanks guys. I could've sworn I've never seen that effect in vol.1 or 2 but whatevs

  • Vivamort FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Let's make sure that the VFX that are supposed to be in the show get into it and not forgotten.  Like Yang's hair not glowing as she powered up in her character short.


    On a related note, but more about modeling vs VFX, the Character in the intro opposite Cinder Fall, her eyes are too close to being silver, if that wasn't the intention.  I get the feeling that some of the crew don't know all the details about how some things work in the world of RWBY.

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      4 weeks ago

      Thanks for the feedback! The team actively reads and discusses the scripts. We have deeply invested ourselves into the world of RWBY. What makes that exciting is that creative decisions like the ones you mentioned, open up the opportunity for all types of conversation. Pretty cool, huh?

    • Jeffy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      As Koen says, we're all pretty gung ho about doing the show justice.  One of the greatest challenges in the past two season is figuring out how to update the effects and look of the show to match the earlier seasons which were done in a different software package.  With respect to Yang's hair, we also very much wanted to include this, but getting the recipe right was pretty tough, especially with her moving so much.  This is one example of an effect that we will continue to research and once we feel like we have a handle on it, we will see Yang's full rage yet again!

    • Vivamort FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you for the responses! I am heartened to have read them!


      My greatest fear for RWBY is that as it gets bigger and has more people working on it, it will go down a path that makes it like everything else out there because it will become more corporate and less something created from love and excitement.  Your comments make me feel I don't have to fear that yet.  Again thank you!

  • SeveRM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Enjoying the behind the scenes look at CRWBY so far! I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask really, but how does doing VFX for something pre-renderered like an animated show differ to something that needs to be simulated on-the-fly, like a video game? I'm interested into looking more into VFX but I'm more working on games, would you recommend learning VFX the same as for animations, or learning differently?

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      4 weeks ago

      Good question!  A lot of video game FX are actually simulated and then put into games looped!  So fire you can see repeating and it’s actually not simulated every frame in a video game.

    • SeveRM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      @Qholtz Ah, ok thank you! I might start looking more into VFX :)

  • Zahlen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Danger Noodle Animator

    4 weeks ago

    I was just trying to learn VFX... what better timing!?

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      4 weeks ago

      Keep at it!

  • Zahlen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Danger Noodle Animator

    4 weeks ago

    From an aspiring animator from a team of animators inspired by RWBY, Monty Oum, and Roosterteeth, thank you always for these informative episodes.

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      4 weeks ago

      Thanks for watching!

  • ruyt222 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ruyt222

    4 weeks ago

    Loving the look into the development of such an awesome final product. You guys and gals are doing awesome work!

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      4 weeks ago

      Thanks! We appreciate that you watch the show!

  • gerbosphere FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Totally an irrelevant comment but that layered effects guy looks like Andrew Luck

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      4 weeks ago

      I’m not dropping bombs for touchdowns though ;)

    • gerbosphere FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      No, but you might know how to make one of his touchdown passes explode on completion, and that's just as cool

    • BrianArndt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      he definitely is good at ironic timing (he knows what I'm talking about!)

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    1 month ago

    Still worthy to note from what Gray mentioned: If you are in an academic institution (school or training) that has enrolled in Autodesk's Education Community, you can receive 3-year licenses for Autodesk software (including Maya among other software) for installing them on two personally-owned devices. (Institution-owned devices require a license through the institution.)


    Given how Autodesk is releasing a new Maya every year and each has its own license, you'll probably get a new version before the 3-years on any version is done as long as you're in school.

    • Jeffy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      My experience over the last ten or so years is that the software, no matter what you are using, is constantly changing.  In the VFX for RWBY for instance, we actually use both 2016 and 2017 versions of maya for different features that have been added or removed between the releases, not to mention any secondary programs/plugins to help round out the package.  I have no doubt that we will continue to integrate new technologies as we move forward as well.  I think it may be a bit of a misconception while in school that any stage of production relies on just one program to get by.  Most use perhaps a central suite and then round it out with other 3rd party software.  My advice is not to sweat the software too much -- look for what you want to do and find the package/plugin that will get you final result you're looking for.  Remember, no matter what software you use, the renders you make will only be image sequences.  All that really matters is that they line up in Post.

  • tekym FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Fully on board with this series, but for scheduling purposes, I think the actual RWBY episode should be listed on the main page before (i.e. to the right of) this, since BTS stuff may potentially spoil something in an episode (or could be interpreted as potentially doing that, since that's what I thought).

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    1 month ago

    The most difficult thing for me in Maya is knowing when to stop. I want it to be perfect, but the problem is that my idea of "perfect" is something that I simply cannot achieve. I really need a second pair of eyes to tell me "That's perfect" or I'll be working on something for years instead of days. I'm my own worst critic of what I make.

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      4 weeks ago

      It's never perfect, it's just ready for release.  simple_smile

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      4 weeks ago

      Yep!  I have never had a perfect effect, there will always be something you want to change haha

    • ASimpleCup FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Smeegs

      4 weeks ago

      That's why you get game companies declaring their disk is now gold, instead of finished, when shipping it to get mass produced haha 


      Nothing will ever be exactly how the designer wanted it. 

    • Catoust FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      I remember Burnie saying something along the lines of 'We will spend exactly as much time as we have on a project fine tuning it because we want it to be the best that we can get it'.

  • president35jfk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I still find that how cheep it is to make a show this great in comparison to the "high-tech" 3d shows in the 90's. Anyone remember Transformers: Beast wars? It's first season cost 18 million dollars and a majority of that was on the models. Two decades later look at us now. Just mind blowing.

    • SamiGlitch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sami Glitch

      4 weeks ago

      I was actually rewatching that show like a month ago and was just admiring the 3D for its time. Reboot was a really awesome show too

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Streamer/Fic Writer

    1 month ago

    This is SO cool. Even seeing just those rough renders and then the final version so clean is wild

    • Jeffy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      The same can be said for the crew.  Everyone gets to spend their day looking at a single aspect of the production, so it's a real treat for everyone involved when we finally get the finished version out.  Thanks for watching with us!

  • EmmaJeanne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    wHO WAS WATCHING CINEMA SINS IN THE FIRST 2 SECONDS OF THE VIDEO OMG

    • Jessieatscheese FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      Ahaha, good eye! I didn't even notice that! 

    • Jeffy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      Haha that's my guilty pleasure sometimes when I work.

  • Clockworkred FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    this is amazing to see since im studying VFX in university, even though I'm learning Houdini, this is so nice to see how the effects are done in Maya itself cannot wait to see more and see how this improves with future seasons

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      Houdini is a great tool, keep at it.  I also hope we can continue to push ourselves when it comes to the FX!

  • iredz

    1 month ago

    Its so awesome watching how everything is before all the efects are put together, a huge thanks to CRWBY for making this possible.

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      I’m glad you got some insight on the FX!

  • REDbent FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold redbent

    1 month ago

    ok but what about the monster hell ramen challenge?

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 month ago

      https://www.ramenchicago.com/hell-challenge/

    • REDbent FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold redbent

      1 month ago

      Oh- mad respect for Grey - 

  • AishaAdventures FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yomiko Readman's twin

    1 month ago

    This was wonderful! I love the amount of detail that goes into each piece of this production. Re-watching the previous volumes and seeing the growth has been such a joy. I'm so grateful RT is giving us a peek behind the RWBY curtain (pun totally intended).

    Whoever designed Sienna Khan, I LOVE you! Those wasp grimm are a nightmare come true and the fight between the Armored Night and the Queen is brilliant. Thanks for all the work; nothing but respect for my CRWBY.  wink

  • RecycledHero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    So cool to see how the magic happens behind the scenes! 

  • deviouslyxnice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 1000% Tsun

    1 month ago

    ;__; YOUR CHEERLEADER HAS ARRIVED WITH POMPOMS.

  • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

    1 month ago

    No questions - only praise for the amazing work of the Animation department, you can really see with the increase in staff that with more tasks spread out and more time to work on (what i'd assume to be) the smaller things, it really just improves the looks of an episode, and i think i'd speak for everyone when i say - it's pretty fuckin' sweet.

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      I’m hope we continue to improve and make the FX flow perfectly right in the RWBY world 

  • Kriscerosaurus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Loving this series! Anything BTS is always worth a watch. Keep up the great work!

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      I hope you enjoyed a peek into our FX world.  

  • Bastionus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Amazing, thank you for your hard work!

  • EquinoxTheHunter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Equinox

    1 month ago

    This BTS series is awesome!  Thanks so much for all the hard work, CRWBY.

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 month ago

      Thank you!

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      Thanks for making it worth the work!

  • neonal18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    This is gonna be an awesome series to follow!  Really gets me inspired to keep working at my own animation stuff so I can build a portfolio, get the heck out of my current food service job, and get to doing what I love- maybe even at RT some day!  Gotta work at the dream.  Even Gray's little speech about learning VFX was inspiring.  Can't wait to see more from the CRWBY!

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 month ago

      Keep working at it and it will happen. Thanks for watching!

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      VFX is always awesome!! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • The-A-Baum FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    It took me longer than I would like to admit to realize that they were talking about actual dust and not the show's magical dust

    • ctaekotemple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I had a moment when I had to think about that too before I got it. :)

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      The struggle is real sometimes at the office haha!!

  • otokoshiro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    One of the limitations of Japanese animation was that it was hard to dub in other languages, they got better in time but still a challenge. With this method of animation its possible that other countries can dub this animation to match lip movement to the voice actor. 

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 month ago

      That's true for the most part, but the biggest limitations are the cost and time of rendering. You need to re-render each time to make a change to animation. There has been amazing strides in rendering systems over the years, but it's still a pretty big hurtle. We use a GPU rendering software which is hands-down the fastest. Hopefully the industry can overcome this and instead of dubbing, we can localize a show with animation. 

  • LestatXero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Nice

  • hypeathon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    So I will admit that I'm not all that knowledgeable about VFX stuff. That said, I have spent to learn a bit more about that, lighting and digital composition to learn to recognize and appreciate them. As much as animation has it importance, vfx teams are one of the unsung heroes of an animation production. I wouldn't be surprised if those kinds of people and how much said-visual and lighting effects stands out are what fool people who may not be aware into thinking there's more of a budget than there actually is.


    One popular example of this is how The Canipa Effect informatively debunked the whole, "Unlimited Budget Works", meme with this video Ufotable's Digital Composition studio:



    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      There are for sure some effects in every episode that we don’t expect anyone’s to notice. Sometimes you only notice something is off when it’s missing the FX.  The more we can blend into the scene and immerse you the better!

  • Erimgard13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Thanks for all your hard work, CRWBY! Love this behind the scenes stuff.

  • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I'm glad that this BTS was a lot more specific and in-depth into the actual process behind the episode rathern than a vague general description like last week's. Props to you. 

    • richardnorma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold CRWBY Director/ Animatio

      1 month ago

      Thanks, that means a lot.

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 month ago

      We are listening to your comments so keep'em coming!

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      We loved having the opportunity to show VFX more in depth!

  • Stover714 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Canadian-born New Yorker

    1 month ago

    Liked this a lot but Gray was way too quiet

    • SMthegamer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SMthegamer

      1 month ago

      With the episodes releasing, he's probably mot getting a lot of sleep.

    • Stover714 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Canadian-born New Yorker

      4 weeks ago

      Possibly, but the editor can turn Gray up and the music down

  • NxtWaltDisney FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The King of Fairy Tail

    1 month ago

    Is it difficult taking a 2d design for a character and replicating it to the fullest extent in 3d? 

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      I don’t want to speak for the Modeling team but, on the FX side we actually take a lot of 3D elements and make them look 2D and fit the RWBY look.  This work what we are trying to perfect and takes a lot of time!

    • SamiGlitch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sami Glitch

      1 month ago

      I mainly 3D animate but recently I've been making my own characters.
      Pretty much every character or design you've seen in 3D media had been drawn in 2D beforehand by artists, after that the design is passed on to a 3D artist to make it.

      It can be tough in two ways: The creative aspect and the technical aspect

      Creatively is making it look nice and accurate to the original design


      Technically is making the model properly so when you eventually start moving it around (like moving the arms or legs) the body parts twist and turn naturally and/or so it can be used properly in the type of media (movie, video game, etc).


      It's difficult in the beginning but gets easier as you keep practicing. Myself, I find the technical aspect to be the hardest.

  • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

    1 month ago

    Hey All, if you have any questions for members of CRWBY about their craft, post them here and we will do our best to answer them! Remember, no spoilery stuff please.  blush

    • infinatebakingsoda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      What's the hardest Character or location to Animate? and why : P   

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 month ago

      @infinatebakingsoda, I can't speak for all teams, but scenes with crowds or heavy FX work are the most challenging and take the longest. Last year, chapter 6 took almost 2 weeks longer than most episodes because we had crowds in the diner party scene. The reasons have to do with continuity, size of the shot files and technical limitations at the time. 

    • SamiGlitch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sami Glitch

      4 weeks ago

      What kind of animations/shows/games/etc did you guys work on before coming to RoosterTeeth? And was any of it ever sort of freelance work?

  • AlecsanderM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold If Senpai won't notice y

    1 month ago

    As someone who uses Adobe Animate (formally Flash), I commend the crew for being able to animated ANYTHING. Of all the programs for animation Flash was the least user-friendly and difficult to work with. Major dabs all around. 

    • BrianArndt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      I used to animate in Flash back in flash 3 and 4.. it was definitely tough

  • finyte FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Shut Up Donnie!

    1 month ago

    Wow, it's really cool how much more you guys can do in the animation! I applaud you noblemen and noblewomen! clap

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      It really does take a whole team! We love seeing it all come together as much as the fans.

  • Jamanese FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I love these BTS. I been playing around Maya, After Effects and now Motion Builder but always willing to learn more. You guys should have tutorial vids and maybe, some panels about this at RTX 2018. (I'll definitely be there)

    • Koen Wooten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Animation Producer

      1 month ago

      Absolutely! We had a panel for most departments in 2017 and the feedback was great. We plan on doing it again. Thanks for the feedback.

    • Qholtz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      We had a blast at the FX panel this year.  Make sure to check it out next year!

  • albinolass FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Love how professional these are and that they get right into the info. Makes my love for animation compound.

  • bokorember FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    0:18 looks like somebody really misses Pyrrha on the right there  pyrrha

    • BrianArndt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      She's dust in the wind, watch her soar...