Honors Program

Midway Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Marty Fitzgerald

Thesis Professor Department

Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media

Thesis Reader(s)

Todd Emma, Junko Tezuka


Naga is an animated short about a lively dragon that roams about the lands embracing it’s surroundings dearly. It discovered a barren land while out exploring and was saddened by the sight. After pondering for a while, it then realized it could revive the land with it’s ability to summon rain using it's dragon ball. The short blends traditional animation and computer animation, where the look is similar to 2D animation but the character and a few environment elements are done in 3D. Software utilized to complete the short were Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro. The short showcases a stylized Chinese traditional ink painting style, key frame animation, and particle effects.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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