Le Constructeur de Malheur
“Hugo” is the main character of the thesis project by Kristin Müller, Manuel Preuß, Phillipp Gratzer and me.
To fulfill the dream of flying Hugo invents all kinds of machines, constantly failing but with the help of his housekeeper Cloe still optimistic.
A visualization of a bytestream from different types of files (movies, images, textfiles).
The visualization is generated procedurally based on custom rules that define the position, rotation, scale and other attributes of the various elements.
The only thing set by hand is the shot camera.
This is my first project that I did in ZBrush. It is still a work in progress (and probably won’t be finished at any time soon or ever…).
There was no concept art or anything like that, only a moodboard with some references that I used to base the sculpt on.
The one and only analogue animation that I did…
One of my first animations with Autodesk Maya.
Exercise for getting used to animating with Maya using motion paths and different types of deformers.
This project was done for the Andritz Hydro GmbH. It is showing a pipe assembly operation in a tunnel.
Most of the objects in the scene are based on CAD data and simplified for the animation.
Parametric is another project that I did at university.
The name derives from the “Parametric Array” plug-in for 3Ds Max that I used for the placement and animation of the objects.
Due to data loss unfortunately I only have a pretty low quality version of the final movie.
“PROXIMITY” was produced at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg by Kristin Müller, Peter Affenzeller and Manuel Preuß during their first semester in “Digital Arts”.
“PROXIMITY” visualizes a fight between an organic and a technical world. Despite their differences, both worlds try to equalize each other. Describing the desire of men to intervene and rule nature or to imitate it is the basic idea of the animation.
The apperance of both worlds was inspired by real world examples from nature and technology.
The trailer for the Expanded Digital Animation Symposium was created by the students of Digital Arts at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg and was also the trailer for the Prix Ars Electronica Festival.
The idea was to create a chained animation, with the sphere as a basic theme and a given color as the only restrictions.
Cut and compositing where done by Clemens Gaisbauer, audio by Joachim Dieplinger.
I also created the website. The logo and print media was done by Patrick Wagesreiter and Michaela Wiesinger.