The Animation Pipeline
Maquettes and Proxies
This is partially why studios build Maquettes for films, in addition to the various props that are appropriate for filming. The combination of maquettes and props is known as a Proxy. In the past, some of you may have built dioramas, or 3-D scale models of landscapes or historical or fictional scenes. Dioramas are similar to proxies, except the diorama is the landscape and the proxy is the character. Also, a proxy may be just a software construct. The proxy can be sent to some other production environment for processes like surfacing.