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July 15, 2018 - Comments Off on Asahi Digital Campaign

Asahi Digital Campaign

A recent modelling project I've worked on. Creating 14 high resolution models from photo reference, and some my own design. Modelled in 3dsMax and Maya. The most complex models were the trains, and the robot heads. The robots had to look like the era they depicted, but they couldn't look exactly like anything else for copyright reasons. Some of curves on the bullet train really tested my subdiv skills. Overall it was fun to get back to modelling for a bit, but I'm not sure I could do it for ever.

February 13, 2016 - Comments Off on Making a Dynamic Tree

Making a Dynamic Tree

Here's a little movie I chucked together from screen captures during a recent project. Maybe I'll do a walk though one day on how it's actually done.
The tree model is from Evermotion. The rig was built in Softimage XSI, using ICE, strands. Syflex, and various compounds built specially for the task.
Once simulated, the tree was cached and exported to Maya. Rendering done in Vray, which made light work of the huge poly counts.
All the work is copyright to Analog Studio

April 14, 2015 - Comments Off on Smashing a Piano

Smashing a Piano

Concept, Design & Direction: ManvsMachine
Agency & Production Company: 4creative
Creative Director: Dan Chase (Channel 4)
Producer: Liz Arnott (Channel 4)
Post Production VFX: Analog

Here's a little movie showing the VFX of smashing the Piano for Film4 new set of idents competed at Analog.
I found a whole bunch of playblasts from all the hundreds of sim's, so i decided to put them together in a little montage.
The piano is modelled in 3dsMax by me, and sim'd by me using DMM in Maya. Renders and lighting were done by Simon Reeves, and comp by Fabio Zaveti. Direction by MvM
All the work is copyright to Analog Studio

March 3, 2015 - Comments Off on Honda ‘Keep Up’

Honda ‘Keep Up’

Client: Honda
Agency: Wieden & Kennedy London
Director: ManvsMachine
Production company: Friend
VFX company: Analog
Design/graphics: ManvsMachine
Music+sound company: Wah Wah

The first major project of the new year. Well, the first to finish atleast. On this spot I animated the car's and the jet in Maya. Although they were not on the screen for very long, they needed to be shown off in the best way. There was some pretty tight art direction to follow.
I also brought Alembic versions into 3dsMax to add particle dust and chunks. Using Pflow and the new mParticles I setup a quick system that was used for all the cars.