Replay - Aston Martin Cognizant

Realistic Denim and Yarn 3d Title Animation

Concept, Storyboarding, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation

Together with Video production company Doga Films we developed this short title animation to celebrate the brand new sponsor partnership between Replay and Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team.

The client asked for a macro scale detailed animation showing single realistic threads surfing through denim fabric and gradually forming the whole logo composition.

The animation had to be condensed in a maximum of 15 seconds, therefore we decided to work with very quick camera takes at various zoom levels.

The most challenging part was creating realistic close-up denim fabric and yarn materials; for this purpouse I studied how denim is created and how its yarns are sewed together in order to obtain a believable jeans pattern from both very close and distant scale. I ended up using a very large macro denim picture from which I obtained in Photoshop the relative displacement, roughness, and bump maps to use in Redshift render as elements of the PBR material.

For this project I was in charge of all the phases: concept and style develoment, storyboarding, modeling, texturing, animations and final rendering. Doga Films provided general supervision and Sound Fx.

Despite the tight deadline I really enjoyed working on this short title animation because it really forced me to push my boundaries and experiment with a lot fo various techiques in order to obtain the requested level of detail and realism; if you are interested in seeing more more realistic looking animations from my portfolio please visit: Washing Machine and Toys.

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