DIRECTOR : Andy & Lana Wachowski
PRODUCTION : Warner Bros
EDITOR : Charles Labriet
NUMBER OF SHOTS : 22
Production year - 2014
Release Date - February 4, 2015 - France
Number of VFX shots - 22
VFX Supervisor - Geoffrey Niquet
VFX Producer - Fabrice Lett
Animated Razo Tattoo
The requested effect was to create an animated floral tattoo on the face of the character Razo.
At first, BUF created 2D designs to help define the type of flowers, the graphic treatment and the position of the tattoo on Razo's face.
Animation tests were also done in 2D.
Based on the 2D design chosen by the Directors, a 3D model of the plants were setup.
The purpose was to easily adapt the tattoo animation to the mood of the character.
Blooming flower animations and leaves were created.
A procedural animation system was setup in order to simulate the global growth of a stem. This system allowed us to insufflate wind in the stems.
Finally, it enabled us to render specific textures per shot.
For all the shots, the working steps were:
− 3D rotoscopy of the actress' face
− Animation of the elements of the texture depending on the mood of the character
− Lighting of the tattoo