This scientific animation sequence for the PBS series Hittin' the Road was modeled, textured and animated by Travis McCoy, Autodesk Maya specialist for ARG! Cartoon Animation in Colorado Springs. It shows how Earth's processes brought large quantities of salt together, how early man found it by watching animals' behavior, and how salt was used for mummification.
CEO: Tim Romero
Producer: Artie Romero
Script: David and Donna Vessey
Models/animation: Travis McCoy
Additional animation: Artie Romero
Music: "Galactic Damages" by Jungle Punks
Licensed for YouTube
(This music was not used in the PBS program.)
Hittin' the Road: Salt of the Earth
First broadcast May 8, 2016
What's on your table that was once so valuable that Roman soldiers were paid with it? It was traded one for one with gold, and you cannot live without it. This is a rock solid episode.