Yowza Digital Brings DinoSapien to Digital Life
Eno and the Diggers were modeled and UV-mapped in Maya. Texture maps with bump and displacement were generated separately in Zbrush. These maps were then imported back into Maya and tested with Mental Ray to perfect. Once the look was achieved, Turtle was used for the final render solution. A 2D plug-in called Reel Smart was used or critical motion blur when compositing running and fighting sequences.
DINOSAPIEN is a production of BBC Worldwide and CCI Ent. in association with Discovery Kids, CBBC and Alberta Filmworks.
While Yowza Digital continues production on DINOSAPIEN, its visual effects division, Switch VFX, is in production on the feature films SAW IV and SNOW BUDDIES, and the CBC movie of the week, THE SECRET OF THE NUTCRACKER. Switch VFX recently completed visual effects for EMOTIONAL ARITHMETIC, the ABC Family series FALLEN and the miniseries EVEREST 82.
Yowza Digital (www.yowzaanimation.com) was founded in 2003 by Denomme, creative director Claude Chiasson and finance and business affairs exec Laurie Thompson to produce 3D animation for feature films and television.
Switch VFX is the visual effects division of Yowza Digital. Switch VFX specializes in the production of photorealistic digital visual effects and CG character creation for feature films and television. Switch VFX was founded in 2004 by visual effects supervisor Jon Campfens, Denomme and Thompson.