From Cradle to Grave

This animation was made as an assignment for a particles and special effects class with the goal of experimenting with different combinations of special effects within Autodesk Maya. The black box is a coffin that floats down a long river on its way to the afterlife, while in the distance we see the events that lead to the death of the coffin's occupant. While the tone is somber, there is also a message that while loss is tragic, what comes after is often better than what came before it.