Bren Entertainment / Patagonic
La Coruña (SPAIN)
Character Modeller, Lighter and FX
This movie was done by Bren Entertainment (Spain) and Patagonic Group (Argentina) combining real footage and CG characters.
I worked as a Character Modeller, taking care of topologies design and also Face Shapes.
After I finished the main Character “Perez” and its face shapes, we used the same geometry, without changing the topology, and all the info from the blend shapes to create many other characters. This way all the new characters came already with it’s face shapes.
Using some internal tools was a matter of hours to fix all the mistakes that came from the different volumes in the new models, so the average modelling for all this new characters were around 10 days, including Face Shapes.
A sample of two characters, same topology and reused face shapes, different volumes:
After modelling I joined the FX team. I was working doing the fur for the characters. Baldness, length or direction for the fur was controlled by painted maps.