Working with existing 3D animation data may sound easy, but it needs a lot of work!
The quality of the imagery in BBCs 3D Walking with Dinosaurs movie was absolutely breath-taking, so when they asked us to work on a range of collectible figurines and action figures the pressure was on. We had unprecedented access to 3D animation data so the challenge with this project was ensuring that our sculpts were faithful to the existing virtual models. The received models had to be reposed into a neutral stance which involved recreation of highly complex skin textures. As with all of our articulated sculpts, we engineered them
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in-house ensuring that this process would not affect the overall aesthetic of the likenesses. Our experience and expertise with 3D data allows us to build on the same source information and produce a huge range of products, varying scale, articulation etc. with minimal development cost. The Walking with Dinosaurs collectibles were produced as small blind-bagged collectibles as well as anatomically articulated action figures. Check out this action figure fan’s review of the gorgosaurus sculpt.