After a year of “on and off” I finally finished this personal short, it was based only on the single idea and a single sketch I made on the beach one day:
What if robots were born instead of being made?”
Every single shot is an allegory of the reproductive process.
Some of my friends help made some of the environment models, which after I then made the uvs, textures and shaders. (This was before megascans went free)
The rig is using a system of my own design, was the most complex i made at the time, it consisted of several systems:
- Dynamic simulation
- Pose -to- Dynamic update
- Dynamic -to- Pose update
- Blends between systems
- Assembling order per piece
For most simulations I tried to use only maya tools, yet for the wetmaps I found that blender’s was the fastest to calculate at the time.