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Generalist TD reel 2016

Super FK, FK on top of IK in Maya

 

Here is a little project that Michelle From and I have been working on in our spare time over these past few weeks rendered in Pixars Renderman. Not much time to work with after coming home from job, but we have finally come to a result that we like.
Michelle animated the character, modeled and textured the clothing.
https://vimeo.com/168249936

Old Reel:
https://vimeo.com/140774380

BREAKDOWN:

Bear, Client: Doritos
Rig with muscle system for jiggling action and face rig for expressions.

Brachiosaurus,
Client: Nescafe
Muscle systems were added, skinning and rig maintenance/updating.

Mammoth, Client: Hoyhoy
Complete facerig and implementation of different body rig modules from different projects culminating in a final rig for animation. Most processes were scripted using Python

Turtle, Client: king games
Complete body and cartoony facerig. The body and face modules were scripted in Python and the rig was made to scale, bend and deform while still staying on model. I worked closely together with the animators to ensure quality deformation and animation control results.

Queen, Personal project
Two days of speed rigging a Facerig on one of my old models.
The rig features fleshy eyes and smoothly blends in skin deformation such as wrinkles and skin tension.
I used a fairly simple combination of joints and blendshapes to drive the facerig which is controlled with a curve based UI menu in the viewport.

Swiftsweet, Personal project
Swiftsweet is a modelling, rigging, shading and texturing project that I took on in my sparetime where the goal was to create a solid all purpose biped rig using the rig modules that I had scripted earlier. The rig is the result of modules scripted in Python. Hair is a dynamic nHair system and all animation is done by Michelle From.

Blueheart bear, Personal project
Scripted full body rig with bendy and scalable limbs, in the reel I feature only the facerig in dialogue. The facerig has various presets, which can be manually tweaked after initial posing.

Zombie Zack, A zombie rigged for a short film roommate wanted:
This rig features detachable limbs and angle readers to read joint rotation angle and drive blendshapes. The head was a good challenge since it had to be able to do a walk cycle, which it succeeded at doing. Additionally the rig included its own shader which would automatically ensure a seemingly random switching of bump maps for fingerprint variety, since the model had to look like a clay figure.

Easter bunny, deer, Various projects
Both using my scripted quadruped autorig.

Velociraptor/Spider Transformer, Personal project
Transformer rig featuring nCloth wings and various transformation possibilities.

Flower vine rig, Client: Zalando
Vines growing along a animatable curve, done in collaboration with Tim Civil.
Flowers rigged to automatically open from bud to flower via attribute. This is also manually animatable.

Balloons, Client: Perrier
Rigged 10 different balloons where most of it was scripted using Python.
Each balloon has both live dynamic ropes as well as pre simulated ropes and cloth dynamics for quick preview in animation. Additionally I added a deformer that would simulate wind bursts when the controller was brought close. Scaling the controller would also change the influence area and amount.

Flags, Client: Burberry
Two different cloth simulations done with Maya nCloth. The client had very specific needs regarding the way that the cloth fell and was waving afterwards. The simulation and render of the flags were used at an event at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

Other updates:

check out my latest interview with Chaos Group:
It talks about how we achieved the stop motion look for our CG film.
http://stories.chaosgroup.com/roommate-wanted/

5 thoughts on “Home

    • Hi Robert, that sounds odd.
      You should be able to move verts once in component mode having the specific curve selected.
      Are you sure you are doing it in the same way I do in my video?

  1. Hello. May you help me … I want to create vector attribute for bend hair, by grooms. earlier version yeti I`am used comb node. now i think it must work by attribute node, but it not working. Please help? if not difficult…

  2. Hi Robert.

    I have a question regarding the Yeti x5 batch render licenses. How I use them ?

    Your answer will very much appreciated.

    Cheers.

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