We're making an animated K-pop music video for the thesis film! Going to be out on April 10 – BFA Computer Art Industry Screening at SVA Theatre
Art by Kaia Kim. Additional art by AGOH. Logo design by Collie Jung.
Character by Kaia Kim. Environment by Jenna Vopat.
Motion Capture & Animation
We used the Optitrack system for capturing the choreography. I wrote a custom Maya tool to transfer the motion to control rigs. With a lot of cleanup and simulation, we were able to get a good dance animation in a relatively short time.
Tech Anim &
I used Lattice Deformer, Wrap Deformer, Josh Sobel's Anim Polish for sculpting geos per shot.
For Cloth simulation, I created separate sim rigs with the nCloth setup. I finished the animation using clean & fast anim rigs, then I replaced those anim rigs with sim rigs. Detailed beauty mesh is wrapped onto low poly cloth mesh.