As like 2016, I was asked by TOYOTA to create the prize for the Prime Minister Award Winner. This year the winner was a 4 years old girl from Bolivia, and her drawing was very abstract.
Designing this kind of animation in CG software sounded very tough for me to work on, so I decided to use the VR Painting tool from Oculus Story Studio called Quill, to represent her drawing style still in a CG animation.
Following is the message written by the girl. “My father bought my mother a car.”
According to her message, we decided the “Gift” to be the concept of whole story, and started building the story board.
Before getting in to VR drawing, we had to do some research of VR drawings to find the best way to achieve the whole story. “Worlds in Worlds” from Goro Fujita gave us the right image of what we were trying to do.
Final result was an installation during the Award Ceremony. We made an interactive system that each page of the book reacts to the specific scene in the video.