I Need You is a 4-minute 3D-animation thesis film. This 3D animation film premiered on May 12, 2017 in the School of Film and Animation’s End-of-Semester screenings program at Rochester Institute of Technology.

This story is about a grown son who returns to his father’s house to help his father find the source of a mysterious ghost-like, screeching sound inside the house. However, the son is really confronted with his relationship with his father.

I Need You is a 3D Virtual Reality animation that combines traditional 2D, 3D software and game engine to create a new-tech 3D animation film. The software include Photoshop, Maya, Zbrush, Substance Designer and Painter, Unreal 4 game engine, 3D coat, Marvelous designer, After Effects and Adobe Audition.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Animated films--Themes, motives; Virtual reality--Design; Fathers and sons--Drama

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Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Stephanie Maxwell

Advisor/Committee Member

Shaun Foster

Advisor/Committee Member

Tom Gasek


RIT – Main Campus

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