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Making the robots! (blender conf presentation)

Dear Diary blog,

I have not forgotten you. You are still my blog and after a few weeks of non-updating I think I should let you know what I have been doing lately.

First of all I have been to China for a month during september, enjoying the food and spending time with my family-in-law. A little side trip to Hong-kong was also included. Now back in Switzerland I am working hard on the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève animations for this year. As well as doing some other editing projects.

H7, Bubbletime and Optimus Time

But most important, I will be giving a presentation at this year’s blender conference in Amsterdam. The 3 robots we made at RGBprod will be the subject of the talk. Here is a little image with them. I will be happily surrounded by my good friends  Francesco Siddi and Pablo Vazquez.

We will show some making-of and hopefully have a lot of fun.

I hope to see you there.

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

Hello,

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


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