Here is a 2 minute showreel of my dinosaur animation. This was done for Jellyfish Pictures. The doco is Planet Dinosaur for the BBC. Apologies to Run DMC for using their music.
The CG is all being done by Pearl DME under the steady guidance of Will Rockall. A great bunch of guys to work with.
I was called in to model, shade, rig and animate realistic looking jellyfish for several shots. I used Softimage xsi and made the tentacles with Syflex ICE curves.
I also made a tomopteris, which is a many legged deep sea critter that looks like a swimming centipede. Rigging all those legs to be floppy and swimmy was a bit of a nightmare, again using Softimage, but the finished creature looks pretty good.
I’d love to put up some pictures of it, but you’ll have to wait till the film comes out in a couple of months time.
After finishing up on Planet Dinosaur, Jellyfish Pictures has swung straight into production on the feature film The Dinosaur Project. I’m animating another Plesiosaurus and a cute two legged thing that befriends the main character. Fun stuff.
Here is part of a sequence I animated for VES nominated BBC doco: Planet Dinosaur. You can watch the whole thing on Youtube.
Here is me in action! Animating away on the BBC doco Planet Dinosaur. See how I act out the wing movements? That’s cos I’m fly.