Ardipithecus finally comes out!

Ardipithecus ramidus - Adri for short

Or Fred, we actually had a few names for her at work, lol. I was asked to come help out Impossible Pictures working along side my mentor Daev Finn, & colleagues Jackie Evans and Russ Adkisson to finish a project on time.

The show airs on Discovery Channel on October 11th!

The project had been in production for a couple years, and wasn't looking to great. We didn't have much time and basically recreated 2 years worth of work in 6 weeks I believe? The two hardest weeks were the back to back 80 hour weeks.

To see what Daev Finn did with lighting, texturing the creature, I mean Ardi ;) is unreal. Espically in the short amount of time they had. wow.

The image is from the Discovery channel, once I'm allowed I will post up my shots and some of my sketches of my work flow. This was my first time working with motion capture, and it was very difficult. One of the shots I deleted about 800 frames and had to rework (keyframe) everything from the hips up to the head, to the fingers in about 18-23 hour time span.

I was also in charge of coming up with the teasers for promotional use. I am not sure if they will be used though. On the rest of the production, I assisted on texturing, rendering, scene layout, cameras, compositing, set dressing and whatever else the team needed!! lol.

So if anyone gets the chance check it out, or check back when I can post some of the shots up!!

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