Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Greg Marlow

Thesis Professor Department

Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media

Thesis Reader(s)

Marty Fitzgerald, Scott Koterbay


In the transition between 2D and 3D animation animators tried to be able to replicate all of the styles and techniques in 3D that they utilized in 2D. Motion blur eventually came to replace a popular 2D technique known as a smear frame. A smear frame is much more than a path of motion or a blur though, it has a style that cannot be replicated with such methods. I present a creative project with the intent on creating 3D smear frames in a self-made character rig. In order to achieve this I will be designing, modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, and rendering the character of Champ Champions.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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