An animation rig I created for a 30 second Lenovo spot that features procedural 'echoes' as well as an animatable pivot for complex mechanical movements. The rig was built to replace a preexisting echo maxscript I had written that used duplicate objects and offset keyframes. The old method was functional but required the animator to constantly bake out the echoes to adjust their timing or spacing. This new rig was designed to be animator friendly and allow full control over the echo look in real-time using Pflow Box#3

Simple 3ds Max scene demonstrating the animatable pivot method I used:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/666795/Behance_Prosite/Files/AnimatePivotExampleScene.zip

Final Spot:
vimeo.com/85652032

Compositing Breakdown:
vimeo.com/85834439

MaxToFusion Script to bring the 3ds Max scene into Fusion for Compositing:
scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/max-to-fusion

Digital Kitchen
Production Credits:
CG Supervisor - Chad Ashley
Look Development - Chad Ashley
Modeling & Texturing - Justin Reed
Camera & Layout - Todd Kumpf
Rigging & Pipeline Development - Tim Little
Animation - Todd Kumpf
Lighting - Justin Reed
Compositing - Tim Little
Editor: Nate Pence
Producer: Julie Benevides

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