Winter Butterfly 3D model

Created for the feature film the Winter Butterfly. Directed by Marcus Tozini. The film is due for release at Cannes in 2008/9.

The concept was to create a mythical butterfly that appears in a dream. Hence the decision to give it gold wings. The challenge was to attempt to make it look as real as possible under these constraints. This was done mainly in Shake by myself.

Initial modeling, texturing, animation and rigging with Maya & Photoshop. Mesh enhanced in ZBrush 3. Rendering with Turtle and Mental Ray. CGI integrated with live footage in Boujou 4, and Shake.