3D animation,rigging,coding, math ,fun stuff welcome !

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Avengers - Infinity War


Thanks for the opportunity to work on this project with pretty the much the same crew
that worked on Guardians of Galaxy 2. We were responsible for few characters on this
show, to name few, Rocket, Groot etc .. Lots of hard work and lots of fun.
MORE TO COME...

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Jungle Book


Finally got a chance to add this great trailer to my blog. I have spent over a year working
on this project with DD - virtual production. Helping with Rigging in Maya and Motion
Builder, as well as writing tools for our animation team and our pipeline.
MORE TO COME ....

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Gardians of Galaxy 2


Very grateful for getting the opportunity to work with Method Studios and its crew of
techAnim members. I have learned so much from these guys. Thanks for the opportunity.
MORE TO COME....

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Disney's - Beauty and the Beast


Had a chance to work on this amazing project, even though we faced some incredible
challenges, we did good! Shout out to all the talented people that have been part of this
project, have learned great deal about my craft. Will miss my comrades, you know
whom I am talking about :):). MORE TO COME.....

Monday, February 08, 2016

HT2 - Character FX Break Down


Some very interesting techniques and methods were used on this project. I personally
don't think I have yet seen a traditional animation being pushed into these extremes in
squash and stretch, hence the use of live stretch rest mesh rigs. Just really smart ways of
approaching this problem. Big fat thanks to Casper, Logan, Bagger. Great stuff !!!!
MORE TO COME ....

LG - washing machine commercial


Some 228 simulations, 4 people, 7 weeks. Lots of work, good team to get it done with.
MORE TO COME....

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2


Had an opportunity to be part of a team working on HT2 project at Sony Imageworks.
Responsible for shot work on various characters hero and background. Super excited
to work with Brian Casper, Gavin Bagger and Chris Logan. The movie looks great!
MORE TO COME....

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Jungle Book - tool samples

The Jungle Book - Digital Domain/Virtual production. Responsible for developing and
writing tools for Motion Builder and Maya. I spent more time writing code in MB.
There are some examples of some of the tools I have written for the show. Was great 
experience and steep learning curve. I appreciate the time on it. Made me understand 
the application and Python in more depth. Also, credit to Johnny Zimmerman from DD
whom I had constant discussion about python. Miss that! :) 
MORE TO COME .....

Monday, November 17, 2014

Maleficent


Maleficent with DD, responsible for Cloth and Hair simulations as well as writing
some intermediate tools for CFX pipeline. I was involved with the little pixies
characters. Learn a ton, worked with amazing talents.
MORE TO COME ....

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Had a chance to help few guys on this short film. Rigging and Animation.Think
the story is great, I wish/hope this will succeed in the future and will get pick up
by someone "big". :)
MORE TO COME....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

BattleBorn


Another cool little project done at DD, Video game cinematic for BattleBorn video
game. I was responsible for mocap retargeting and rigging elements in this piece.
We had somewhat finished rigs from the client so we used those to put the animation
on the chars and use them throughout the project. Some additional rigging was required
for the flying bugs. The whole piece is in slow motion. Animators spent quiet a bit
of time making sure there is no visible twitching or snapping. Rendered in UDK 4
at HD resolution and lots of elements were added in composting stage in Nuke.
MORE TO COME.....

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lara Croft


Another piece we did for E3 @ DD. I was responsible for cloth along with few of my CFX
buds. Big thanks to Damon for being patient with me while asking a million and one questions
about sim rigs and his way of doing things. You are a river of knowledge my friend. :)
MORE TO COME .....

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Shadows of Mordor


Another piece we have done @ DD,  this one was lots of fun, lots of characters and
character FX, cloth, hair etc... I was responsible for rigging along with A.Diamond and
I was lead for the cloth. I like the way the project turned out. There was lot's work
to be done on this. MORE TO COME ....

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Reel 2014 - collection some of the projects I have been lucky to be part of. Much
appreciate the opportunity on each and every one of them. I have learned a ton
and hope to continue learning and producing better and better work . MORE TO COME .....

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

NBA2k14


Another cool little project we have done at DD, pretty small team on this one
I was responsible for developing cloth simulation rigs and some shot work.
MORE TO COME ....

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ryce


Ryce - an awesome cinematic done at DD, this is just a piece of it. I was responsible for the cloth setup and simulations. Building rigs, challenge here was the layer clothing, very tricky with collisions and IP's. Overall a great project, as always lots of fun with guys at DD. :)
MORE TO COME.....

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Murdered


Another piece done by DD, I was lucky enough to work with Adrian on this one as well.
Working on mocap setups, rigging secondary props and accessories, I was mainly responsible for the hoody guy.  Good times ! Thanks DD.
MORE TO COME .....

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Destiny


Destiny - The law of the jungle trailer - really awesome project to work on, I was responsible for rigging and all cloth simulations for the entire project. DD's awesome pipeline and key people like A. Diamond helped with some more technical challenges. Great story, I think the game is going to be visually awesome. MORE TO COME .....

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Deadspace 3


Another cool project I was lucky to be part of. DeadSpace 3 cinematic done @ DD. I was responsible for rigging of the guy and animating some of the shots. The helmet transformation.
I also rigged up the props, from rigging point of view, nothing hard. Some of the parts of the
suit couldn't be just simply skinned because of the nature of the meshes. They had to ride on
top of the surface instead. The helmet animation was pre-animated and then published so animators were able to load the animation on the base rig level to start with. Offset animation
controllers were provided to animate on top of it. We have a sick vRay pipeline @ DD so everything is rendered in vRay. Also, huge "bravo" to vfx guys , Eric and Carl.
MORE TO COME ......

Thursday, December 27, 2012

NIKE - HyperWarm


Very fun and cool project Nike hyper warm,  helping vfx guys with 3D aspects of the shots.
FX done in Houdini.
MORE TO COME .....

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Medal of honor


EAMOH - more videos of the project. I was responsible for rigging background characters and cloth setups and simulations.Working with Navin Pinto, really awesome cloth guy. I have learned so much from him. Total length about 3 months. Long hours and weekend. We had lots of fun and gained about 30 pounds. :) MORE TO COME........

Thursday, October 04, 2012

NBA2K


NBA2k 2013 @ DD - project. Very cool little piece , I was responsible for all the cloth simulations , uniforms , nets, banners. We used nCloth solver. Had lots fun working on this.
High five to Tim P. for the crowds. He did an awesome job.  Viva DD !!
MORE TO COME .......

Monday, October 01, 2012

EyeRig - simpleTool


Eyerig tool for background characters. Simple tool to build eye setups for characters.
We had about 30 background characters to rig. Very simple tool with UI for the artist.
MORE TO COME ......

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

IBM - All in the clouds


This piece was lots of fun, I was responsible for rigging all the faces
it wasn't anything complex just enough to give us enough control to get
what we needed for this stylized piece.I also rigged up the props in this
spot(Telephone poles,Flowers,All the wires). Psyop rocks !

IBM - ahead of time


Only helped with rigging the conveyor belts in this piece. By the way
conveyor belts = headache. All the credits goes to Psyop people mostly
my boy John P.He did most of the prop rigging.Fabio the end came out
great man. Awesome work guys. MORE TO COME .....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Character Concept - turntable


Concept for a cartoon character , I'd like to see him rigged up and move up and about. :)
As soon as I get a chance. :) Huge thanks and credit goes to Joe Fiore for designing the guy.
More to come....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ally Bank Commercial


Directed by Buck NYC , I was responsible for all the dynamic elements
in this piece as well as modeling some of the props and scene assembly.
More to come...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ND_test part 01


This is Naughty Dog test for Riggers and TA's. I hope it's okay to post
it here.I wanted to keep it simple and flexible, added some code to
control the rig,plot the rig to bones. Simple ik/fk for arms spine.
Clavicle rotations,added few extra bones for scapula and trapezius
muscle to get better skinning.
More to come ....

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tool - copyWeightsBasedOnShaders




Tool to prepare character assets for previs or mocap department. Assets with lots of
meshes making the asset heavy and overkill for mocap department. This tool spits out
a single piece of mesh with identical skin weighting, to keep the asset light and clean.
It also maintain the textures of the meshes.
MORE TO COME ......

Monday, May 16, 2011

Character Rig - WIP



WIP - rig based on JS paper. Really awesome and flexible rig
just to mention few : ik/fk , forearm ik/fk, squash and
stretch , I slipped that anywhere I could , spine , arms, legs,
shoulders, neck etc,, correct mirror control setup , global scale of animation
controls,designed for traditional key frame animation.
Model provided by Thaddeus Mitra Marahaj very talented
modeller from R*, www.thechindian.com
MORE TO COME ....

Mocap Test - Homefront

I was responsible for the main 4 characters on Homefront video game. Skeletons,
deformations , rigging , cinematic animation support . This is a simple anim to see
how Boone moves around before importing him into the engine.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Homefront - official trailer


The official trailer of the game. 7 months of hard work. Looks great ! My first
AAA title with THQ/Kaos New York City 2010. I was responsible for all 5 main
hero characters, rigging , deformations , animation support for all cinematic scenes.
Tool development, batch animation tool , roll bone system batch tool. etc.
I hope you like it. MORE TO COME....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bone based - facial poses


Some facial poses and ranges test for one of the Homefront character before
applying animation sequences to him and getting it out into FaceFX module
of Unreal Tournament 3 engine.
MORE TO COME ...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MotionBuilder - Batch Tool


A batch tool for Motion Builder 2010 , tool used to batch animations when animators
finished their part on the files. It recognizes control rigs as well .
Specify a folder with all your work files. Then where you would like to save the plotted
animation. We had sometimes 2 different locations so that's why 2 output paths.
Then you go get a coffee and take a nap.
Again ...HUGE thank you to Andrew for being patient with me to finalize the tool . :)
Best to Kaos and THQ