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Microsoft Zune

Package of 6 animations done at for Zune.
My participation on this project started on RnD, and how we would make the simulation work on the cube shape, then how to animate it. I also did most of the lighting work and the final compositing/color grading.

Few interesting things from this project:
The “Boxes” animation was done simulating rigid bodies in XSI, and a lot of layered animation on top.
The “Liquids” one I had to write a little script to allow me import a sequence of meshes, that came from a standard particle simulation. To then enable people to tweak it later, in a mesh state and apply relax operations etc.
The “Sweets” one was very tricky too, each frame of the animation is a different object. Like a 3d stop motion technique.

This project was fun and challenging at the same time, I’m pretty happy how it turned out.

To see some original sketches/concepts just follow Fabiana’s website


Credits – project page
Creative Director: Nando Costa
3D Artists: Thiago Costa, Jeff Norombaba, Joshua Cox, Catherine Langevin, Gabriel Beauvais
Compositing: Thiago Costa, Jeff Norombaba, Alphonse Swineheart, Robbie Johnstone
Storyboard Artist: Fabiana Fortes
Music: Darrin Wiener

CMT – Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge

I was the Lead 3d for this project with Adam Gault and Carlo Vega.
Marcelo Souza helped me a lot to deliver a bunch of animations of the bull.

One thing I can say is that Carlo and Adam are really great people to work with!
If you have the chance, don’t miss it!
They did saved my 3d renders adding a lot of nice colors and style to it.

Sob Nova Direção

This project is property of Rede Globo television

“Sob Nova Direção” is a comedy TV show aired in Brazil.

This animation was very fun to work. The most exciting part is that I got to do the art direction of it. One of the most fun things was to make the backgrounds in Photoshop, and the characters in 3d.

Most of the 3d work was divided by me and Andre Holzmeister. Andre did an awesome job animating everything while I painted the backgrounds.

We both modeled/textured/shaded/lighting everything. I got to do the final compositing/color grading.