How to turbo boost your Maya Face Rigs

How to turbo boost your Maya Face Rigs

Many have been asking how I’ve achieved such high rig playback speed in Maya. My MJ Face rig when fully animated is running at speeds of 45-50 fps. With the body rig, the speed is still relatively high, over 30 fps. It’s not because I have a super high end...
The MJ project

The MJ project

Atilla Ceylan (The Strain, Pacific Rim) and I have started working on a new face project. Atilla is a world class modeler and concept artist who I’ve had the pleasure of working with at Mr X and Zoic. Please check out his website here. He is working on the...
New 2017 CGI Face Rig Reel

New 2017 CGI Face Rig Reel

It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been very busy working on Imaginary Mary, Once Upon a Time, and a yet to be announced TV pilot at Zoic Studios. Imaginary Mary has made it’s debut. I’m so happy and proud of the results. A fantastic...
Zoic VFX for Series of Unfortunate Events

Zoic VFX for Series of Unfortunate Events

Zoic Studios has released some cgi breakdowns for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Did you know that the baby Sunny is partially (and sometimes full) CGI? Paxton Gerrish and I worked on Sunny’s facial rigging. Great work coming from our...
Imaginary Mary Trailer

Imaginary Mary Trailer

I have been working on Imaginary Mary premiering in March on ABC. I have to say, her face rig was really challenging. A squash and stretch rig with the ability to shape the eyelids (And close perfectly each time). The final result, a super cute Mary!
Rogue One: Some thoughts about the Digital Humans

Rogue One: Some thoughts about the Digital Humans

SPOILERS! If you’ve been living under a rock or you’re the last person to watch Star Wars Rogue One, there are some minor spoilers ahead! Go watch the movie already! I had already read mixed reviews about General Tarkin and Princess Leia including the...