In this piece for Telus, I created all of the 3D assets: model, texture, and animation. (Click HERE to see the playblast animation.) It was mainly done in Maya, but the texturing was done in Mudbox. The toughest part was finding the best settings to export to Collada format. The plugin that I used didn’t seem to support blendshapes, so the skeleton had to be built to also drive the face gestures. (Luckily, this hippo didn’t require complex gestures!) It was a fun little project.
Alex Beim – Creative Director
Jay Pozo – Programmer
Daniel Vasquez – 3D Artist
I’ve been working on a cell division animation for STEMCELL. I wrote a MEL script for the cell division algorithm, but ran into some difficulties (as I recently just started learning programming). I couldn’t have written the script in time without the help of Mehmet Erer. (Thanks Mehmet!) I’m now in the rendering/compositing stages and felt like posting the work in progess.
When I went back home to visit the family for 10 days, I made this video with my sister. We did it in a huge rush, so there are a lot of missing elements that were in the original concept. (For example, we wanted buttons sprouting out from the branches.) Although we didn’t win, it was worth a shot at winning some cash from Etsy.
STEMCELL Technologies wanted a technical video to demonstrate how to correctly pour a cell-separated suspension, so I pitched a concept and ended up directing it. I did the animation in After Effects… nothing fancy there. Thanks to Emily Smith for all her support and good ideas in the art direction!
I haven’t posted anything in a while, mainly because I’ve been busy writing my film script and shooting for my short documentary. (UPDATE: You can see the documentary here. The film script is still unfinished.)
Anyway, here are some videos I’ve done at STEMCELL Technologies with Todd Smith. My main roles were the script and concept development, storyboarding, and 3D animation. Todd did the art direction, videography, motion graphics. The still images were done during early compositing stages of the Aldefluor video.
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