Monday, March 16, 2009

Totoro Commercial

Here's what I've been working on lately. It's a 30 second commercial spot where we are have to go through all of the production process ourselves. It started out by selecting a toy to be your character in the commercial. From there came the model, then a fully textured model, then a rigged model, then a walk cycle for the character. In between all of this, I also created a script for the commercial and storyboards based off that script. It's a lot of work creating everything in this way, but really makes you appreciate what goes into each step of the production process. Next up is creating an animatic, and then start animating for the final commercial.

I'm using Totoro for my commercial, and it's for an energy drink. Only Totoro will be 3D, everything else will be video footage, and then they will be composited together.

Here's the initial sketch for the character.

Here's a 360 of the textured model.

This is the walk cycle for the character.

And finally, this is the storyboard for the commercial.

High quality versions of these videos and more videos for this project can be found on my youtube page here.

More to come soon.


Zeb said...

Yo Marcelo this is looking really awesome! The walk cycle and subtle animation are coming together nicely. Can't wait to see the final product! Are you trying to complete before Exhibition?

Marcelo Meijome said...

hey zeb, thanks!

I would like to have this done by then, and I think I might be able to. The only thing I'm worried about is compositing since I've never done it before. The good thing is that I think the project is actually due before finals, that way we have time to rework things after getting critiques and then turn in the reworked final at the end of the semester.

Zeb said...

Stop by my office next week. I have some compositing notes you can have.