AWARD-WINNING 3D animation and vfx for scienc visualization

June 2012

Winner of the 2012 Neukom Institute “Seeing Science” competition for Snake Locomotion: Lateral Undulation. Created a storyboard and layout animatic, modeled and textured the snake in Mudbox; rigged and animated in Maya, lit and rendered in mental ray, and added visual effects in After Effects. Wrote python script to scaffold keyframes for lower body segments. Different species of snakes move in many different ways, including sidewinding, rectilinear, and concertina motion.