Kakatofish shoal Animation

A fairly rare sighting of a shoal of Kakatofish near the Sekiseishoko reef in the waters off Japan. I took an old sculpt and pushed myself to do a complete little animated scene in one working day. The retopology, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, animation, lighting, layout, rendering and compositing all done Saturday the 12th of August 2017.

Scultped in Zbrush, retopologised in Maya, textured in Substance Painter, rendered in Marmoset Toolbag, and some bubbles and noise overlaid in After Effects.

Each creature is 10k triangles. Simple driven keys, which translate a few joints, as attributes on the master control to contract/expand the outer and inner mouth.

Zbrush / Maya / Substance Painter / Marmoset Toolbag 3 / After Effects

Kakatofish shoal, rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 3, some noise and bubbles overlaid in After Effects.

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Marmoset Toolbag render

Zbrush sculpt, 2 million polygons

Zbrush sculpt, 2 million polygons

Retopology 10k triangles and simple rig

Retopology 10k triangles and simple rig