For you enthusiasts out there, there is a link posted on 185vfx.com to a pdf that is a Siggraph paper on the making of the Surf’s Up documentary. It is extremely interesting for those who want to have a clearer idea of what is going on behind the scenes of big productions and what pipelines they use
Due to lack of time the main problems we encountered during the rigging and animation process were two main issues: 1- Creating a solid envelope that would not break during the animation 2- Creating believable movements for hair and clothings. For the first one, our lead animator, Saman Khorram who was charged with the animation of the main character Roshank, decided to forgo the primary rig and create one of his one which would be […]
[singlepic=36,440,240,,] Our rigs were extensively based on rig tutorials we had obtained from 3D Tutorial and 3DQuakers. Adam Sale’s rigging tutorials are truly excellent and give detailed explanations on all aspects of the workflow. Charbel Koueik’s Rigging Pro, Scripting 101 & Automatic Rigging are a must for any intermediate TD trying to get a grip on scripting and rigging. Charbel’s tutorials do not include any facial rigging so we used different ideas from both workflows.