Opening animation for Pixel World (who until recently were World 9-4)
The environment is done in 3d. The sky and sun was created using Sky Tracer, a plug-in that comes with Lightwave.
Despite how it may look, the clouds, mountains and pipes are still created in 3d. Each piece is layered to give a panoramic look.
Everything else, including the motion for the blocks to "bump" is animated within After Effects.
NOTICE: I and World 9-4 do not own any of the characters within this animation. Mario and Mario related characters are property of Nintendo and their affiliates.
This piece is NOT for profit purposes.