Giftlab

Character and vehicle rigging

 

An ad created for Gift Lab to help visualise the process of buying online through their website.

 

Making of the characters

Responsible for rigging the main characters and the van you see towards the end.
The three main characters were set up with a basic rigging under two days of work for the animators to start with. Then some small tweaks and improvement under the following weeks.

It was animated in Maya and lighting/shader happened in 3ds max. I was also responsible to get the animation data over between the two.

 

An interesting challenge was the hair of the girl.
We didn’t have time for rendering of proper hair so I worked on an alternative system that could still provide some secondary motion.
Using a set up of nCloth on a control-set under it to shape the hair, gave a nice, smooth motion that just hinted on a motion.

Client
Giftlab

 

Type
Commercial

 

Role
Rigging
Technical Director

 

Other Credits
Created at Mainframe