"How long did the project take?
The project took about five weeks to be done.
What tools were used?
The fishdog was modeled directly in Modeler, inspired by a sketch previously approved by the client. For surfacing we started using nodes to achieve the best results but as we didn't have much time to finish the project we changed to classic surfaces and got similar results with faster render time. For lighting and rendering we used Radiosity – Final Gather with two indirect bounces and always a directional or area light as the main light in the scene. We also used a polygon plane with the live action projected as ground for each shot.
For deformations in general we used classic rigging tools like bones combined to good weight map setups and endomorphs.
The tracking of the camera was made directly in Layout during the rotoscoping process using the live action footage as background"