To Play With Fire

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. In this short, a witch finds powerful magic and uses it to accomplish great things, but eventually, it spirals out of her control and burns her in the process. The moral is that curiosity and ingenuity can lead to great things, but only if proper caution is used to understand the tools one is working with. Without the foundation of discretion, accomplishment is fragile and liable to crumble.