My Master's Thesis was to use digital aided paleontology to make a more accurate life restoration. This project required the building from the ground up of a complete extinct crocodylian. I started with the digitized fossils, and used the scientific literature to help me reconstruct the skeleton and musculature, which then allowed me to create and texture the creature's skin. The rest of the project called for lifelike motion, and to portray Thoracosaurus as likely behaved in life.
It was about a year's worth of work, and I am responsible for all assets.
Software: Geomagic Studio 11, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Pixologic ZBrush, Next Limit Realflow, Side Effects Houdini, Foundry Nuke, Crazy Bump, UV Layout, Adobe After Effects