This project was a lot of fun and contains a whole series of Videos. The workers meet different kinds of problems occuring on a construction site but they always find the right approach to handle them pretty well.
Character Design by Maria Kondratieva
Maria designed these two beautiful characters and delivered them perfectly prepared for rigging and animation. If you want to check out some more awesome stuff head over to her website:
This project was really challenging because we had to use many different facial expressions on every rig and in addition to that I decided, to give them more depth by introducing a fake 3D head turn rig as well. For the head rig I used "Joysticks 'n Sliders".
Maria helped me out on that as well and created some Cheatsheets for me.
I rigged the body with Duik.
In order to get the animation right I often have to shoot reference footage. It's a funny process, especially if some strangers come by and we have to act like we are just going for a walk.
Illustration : Maria Kondratieva
Animation: Matthias Klepeisz
Sound design: Matthias Klepeisz