I really enjoyed working on this project, mainly because I did most of it from scratch. Well, at least this shot. Originally this was going to just be a still shot at the end of a commercial, but after I finished the scene, Ensure liked it so much that they wanted it to be an animated shot.
This was one of those projects I have a love hate relationship with. We were tasked with converting some well known 2-d characters into 3-d. This is never easy, especially since there are so many cheats available to people creating a 2-d character. We were given some random references
So I've been watching a lot of the NBC show Las Vegas, and the first season had a lot of people throwing CG dice. And I kept thinking to myself, "man, I could make something more realistic than that". So I put my money where my cynicism was and modeled some dice. That was probably easiest part
I was in the mood to play around with a Charger model that I built a while ago. I rigged it up so that the steering wheel had proper locking rotation of the front wheels, and so that when you moved the main controller back and forth the wheels would spin appropriately. There's also a control to disable the auto-roll of the wheels for animating brake locks and such.
This is for a product designed by a guy in the Mt. Hood area. Basically you attach the Glove Buddie to a heating vent in your car, then you strap a wet glove to the device and the cars heater will dry the glove.
Did a lot of work on this. Asset creation, character rigging, texturing, animation, rendering, & and editing.