Title: Landprey

Client: Art Bully Productions

Position: Freelance Contract Animator

Date: May 2014

Tools & Skills: 3ds Max, Rigging, Skinning, Keyframed Animation

The Landprey is a creature created by Art Bully Productions for their online art portfolio. They created the mesh and textures, while I constructed the rig, skinned the mesh and animated it using keyframing techniques in 3ds Max. I really enjoyed designing the movement for this creature, which is somewhere between a salamander and a turtle. Quadrupeds are always a fun challenge!

Here are some schematics I created in preparation to rig the creature. I ended up making some changes in the actual rig, but you can get an idea of what I was thinking:

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front_schematic