Our latest 3D project at RGBprod: Grand Prix Horlogerie Geneva


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 Genève 2009. This event can be explained as the “oscars” 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 amount pieces taken from a watch mechanical movement. We basically modeled a shape we liked and started to stick these pieces to the shape, adding details and creating some pieces if we needed them, but most of the piece very already modeled from a previous project we did. As for the rigging process well…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!

For more technical things, 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.

and as with the other projects, you can also try to spot the Blender Initiative logo (for more infos please check Pablo’s Venom Lab DVD , on the bonus top secret zip).

GPHG Robot

A shot showing the GPHG watchrobot


2 Responses to “Our latest 3D project at RGBprod: Grand Prix Horlogerie Geneva”

  1. 1 Reyn November 17, 2009 at 3:33 am

    My! Very very impressive! It felt like watching Warcraft Cinematics! Awesome work! Thanks so much for the post. ^_^


  1. 1 Making the robots! (blender conf presentation) « Oenvoyage’s Blender Blog Trackback on October 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

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