Crab 3d character animation for the commercial Telstra.
For the Australian post-production company Findesign, Robert Kuczera was focused on the main creature’s animation. He animated a lot of shots of the dancing crab for the commercial Telstra. Letting the crab dance to the music was a lot of fun and was realised in the 3D software Maya from Autsodesk.
3d Character Animation for the commercial Bübchen for Das Werk Frankfurt.
For Das Werk Frankfurt, we created two digital cartoon fruits for a Buebchen commercial. The fruits were built in 3D while utilizing 2D character design references. With a flexible character rig, we animated a cherry and strawberry for the commercial. Maya from Autodesk was the software of choice for this project. The final shading, rendering, and compositing was done at Das Werk Frankfurt.
We created a 3D caterpillar for RTL Jungle Camp
For Capture Media Dusseldorf, we created a 3D caterpillar for RTL Jungle Camp. With a 2D reference painting of the caterpillar, we built him in 3D, created an animation rig, and brought him to life. We used software called Maya from Autodesk. Creating the animation rig and matching the caterpillar to the life action characters was a challenge. Each life action character was tracked to 3D Dummy Characters. They were then delivered as reference image sequences to us. Then, we adjusted and animated the 3D caterpillar to match the animation of the life action characters. The shading, texturing, and rendering were all done by Capture Media Dusseldorf.
We created a 3d wolf for the winter games of Sotchi 2014.
For Das Werk Munich, we created the ZDF mascot of the winter matches 2014 in an digital wolf and he was constructed following the reference of a plushie. The challenging part was the realistic appearance for the fur of the wolf. It had to look like the real life plushie reference. The last animation was utilized as an aston. The program Maya from Autodesk and Arnold from Solidangle was utilized.
Bob the turtle creation for the insurance company Baden Badener.
For the german health insurance company Baden Badener we created Bob the turtle as their new mascot. The simpathic turlte was creatred in Maya and rendered with Arnold from Solidangle. We created over 10 Poses in 8k resolution. For the software, we used Maya from Autodesk and Arnold from Solidangle.
Christmas Greetings 2014
As a Christmas special, this short film was created for both our customers, along with all who enjoy crazy animation. With the characters already created, we completed the short film within two weeks. During this time period, we crafted the story and finalized the shading, animation, and rendering. This project was fun to complete. It allowed creativity and induced a free working environment for our team. The software Maya from Autodesk and Arnold from Solidangle were used for this short film.
I worked as a 3D animator and character animator on over 20 vfx feature films and created hundereds of 3d characters. A lot of those characters in my own 3d and vfx animation studio.
Working as a character animator and 3d animator over 20 years vfx / visual effects production experience.