Formation Collective

Animation

2017 Showreel cut and uploaded!


We finished putting together our 2017 reel, featuring work for Duracell, Google, GSK, The Guardian and more. But there’s much more work that we can’t show online so feel free to get in touch about a project and we’ll pull together some relevant examples.

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Medical Installation Demo


A quick demo commissioned by Big Pink walking through a medical installation. The animation was produced by refining motion captured from Ipi Studio and a Kinect v2. The scene was setup and rendered with Lightwave 3D.

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A little look at Vlogger project

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Another little passion project that grew out of wanting to try out some new character techniques. Character animation is something I love doing and don’t have enough of it, particularly lip-synced characters that are capable of expressing a range of emotions.

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Animated Global Illumination

Global illumination is usually reserved for rendering still images due to the approximation methods in which light samples are placed within a scene, causing an annoying flicker when playing back numerous frames. We’re recently been experimenting with radiosity setting that are closer to brute force while still maintaining reasonable render time per frame. The examples above are some ¬†fairly worst case scenarios, there’s still some flickering but frames are rendering at a reasonable 2-3 minutes a frame.

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The Rise of CG Animal Mania


At Formation we love when a brief comes in to create funny, loveable animal characters. After watching our dancing CG chicks for Asda moonwalk across my screen I had the realisation that in the last year we’ve witnessed a huge increase in CG animal appearances in films, advertising and on social media. This outbreak has also brought with it animal memes, videos and merchandise and we are now receiving more interest in our CG animal creation than ever before. Below I look at a few key players coming aboard the Arc and why more and more brands are turning to VFX for their animal stars.

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