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Joao Paulo (Juba) Rahal Polati

Canada,  Vancouver Vancouver Film School,  3D animation & Visual effects,  March 13, 2015
My name is Joao Paulo, but I prefer Juba, and I'm from Brazil, I came to Canada to study at Vancouver Film School and Cursed became my final project. I had and incredible and fun time making it 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
  • Student 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 Maya UI and Mouse were created within the scene, so I could have better control over what happened, instead of taking a screen capture. I projected the UI textures to a plane within the scene and created a simple rig for the interactions with the mouse.

In regards to film itself it was research and creation of the animatic, followed by shooting live action reference for the character. Finaly it was blocking, reiterating and polishing the animation.

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