An idea I had been going with was to have minimal environment inside Bob's house as the focus was only on the characters (I felt this would bring them out more). I decided to drop that idea as my tests weren't to my satisfaction and just simply texture the walls and floors instead.
1. show's the texture applied with transparency
2. was me taking out the render and adding a background in after effect
3. is the texture simply applied
These are most of the texture maps in my animation
I added extra controls for Bob, so he could act accordingly in the scenes I storyboarded. I used Blendshapes to push his polygons, the scene I was most worried about was when he drops and slides to the plate of food, so with a little help I did an animation test just to see if the Blendshapes were working convincingly.