Aardman uses Yeti for U.N. Global Goals Campaign

November 20, 2015

The exceptionally talented team at Aardman Animations recently completed a short film called Project Everyone – We Have a Plan, to support the U.N. Global Goals Campaign. We caught up with Rich Spence, CG Supervisor for the project, and asked him to tell us more about how and why Yeti was used for this film.

“All the characters required either fur or feathers and we choose Yeti for its flexibility and great grooming tools.  There are a lot of different styles with such a large range of creatures and Yeti was able to handle them all without any problems. Other than the opening exterior shots we used Yeti in almost every frame of this short film.”, Spence explained

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When we asked if Aardman was able to achieve all of their project goals using Yeti, Spence responded that, “The procedural workflow of Yeti meant we could work in parallel on the model and fur systems without the concern of losing work if one or the other changed.  This way we were able to spend more time finessing the look.  It also meant we could easily transfer one fur system to another character to give us a head start on the groom.”

Spence also added, “Yeti seamlessly integrated into our pipeline and rendering setup in Arnold.  Its caches were quick to create and preview which allowed us to do multiple reviews to get the fur behaving exactly how we wanted.”

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Be sure to watch the entire short film here.

Amazing work, as always, Aardman. We are thrilled that you chose Yeti for this project!





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