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Juba Polati,
Canada,  Vancouver Vancouver Film School,  3D Animation and Visual effects,  March 13, 2015
My name is João Paulo, but I prefer Juba, and I'm from Brazil. I came to Canada to study at Vancouver Film School and Cursed is my final project for the 3D animation and visual effects, it was an incredible and fun experience to make, and I hope that shows.
Cursed is a film that plays around within the 3D program Maya. It shows an animator and his cursor opening an existing scene with a character named Johnny, an overly confident rig that only wants to relax. But, the cursor wants things his own way, and soon a conflict arises between them.

  • After Effects
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
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  • Film of the Year
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  • 6 Images
  • March 16, 2015
I created all visual elements for this short film, except the two rigs, Norman from Leif Jeffers, Morgan Loomis, Peter Starostin and Neal Thibodeaux , and the T-rex rig from Long Winter Studios. for everything else I used Autodesk Maya 2014, Photoshop, CC Premiere CC and After Effects CC.

The whole Maya interface made for the film was projected onto a plane inside the scene, so I could have absolute control over what happened, I created a simple rig with different textures to have the mouse interactions with the UI. The mouse was also a simple 3D rig I created, it helped me control the scene and shots a lot better.

In regards to the animation, it was a process of research and develepment in the pre production fases, following with creating an animatic for timing. Then I shot live action reference for the animation and started the blocking for the shots. After that it was reiterating and polishing what I already had.

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