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Shake It!

Alexandre Veaux,
France,  Valenciennes Supinfocom,  Digital Director,  June 25, 2015
One night in the deep country, an insect feels alone. But he suddendly decides to make his own party.

Shake It ! is a short movie directed and crafted by Alexandre Veaux. This short film is a visual experimentation about bringing dynamism to the CGI medium. The goal was to entertain the viewer with an unexpected look, while making it alive.
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Design
  • Editing
  • FX/Simulations
  • Generalist (all)
  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Modeling
  • Programming
  • Rigging
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • UI Design
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Avid
  • Blender
  • Boujou
  • Houdini
  • Mari
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Unity 3D
  • V-Ray
  • Zbrush
3D Total
  • VFX/ANIMATION
  • Film of the Year
  • 841 Page Views
  • 6 Images
  • April 21, 2015
This film was made in 3DS Max and rendered with VRay 2.4. It has then been composited on Nuke, and graded on Resolve.

The biggest technical part was the rigging which used extensively vector maths scripting all around to allow a spiral IK control over the arms and legs.
I also build a special interface and rig importer to simplify the animation task, especially of the eyes and arm roll.
Another point was the high density of the colors, which required very specific lighting for each shot, and a lot of multi-pass compositing afterwards to get it right. The vimeo compression doesn't do a fair job at it by the way.

You can check out a making of the film at this address : http://alexv-portfolio.com/#28

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