Olivier Amrein wrote:
We have just finished our latest job here at RGBprod . We were invited to create the 3d animations for the introduction of the different awards of the Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de GenÃ¨ve 2009. This event can be explained as the â€œoscarsâ€ of watchmaking. It was shown last Saturday to an audience of 1200 of the most prestigious watchmakers of Switzerland during the award Ceremony held in the Geneva Grand Theater.
The animations stars a robot made of an epic (fashion word!) amount pieces taken from a watch mechanical movement. We basically modeled a robot shape we liked and started to stick these pieces to that shape, adding details and creating new some pieces if we needed them, but most of the piece very already modeled from a previous watch project we did. As for the rigging process wellâ€¦it was like any other rig, nothing much special Except maybe that most of the gears are driven from bones using drivers, so they rotate whenever you move an arm or leg, handy!
All 3d done in blender some compositing and effects in aftereffect. The project credits goes also to Francesco Siddi (our talented italian) and Andres Bajares (our talented apprentice). Music and sound from Impactaudio.
Please be sure to also check out the 11 little animations for the different awards on the RGBprod YouTube channel.
P.s. there is also a thread on BlenderArtists.