An animation test featuring squidly swimming around in a bottle, before being scared by the hand of the alchemist.
all the animation was done using early calimari rigs
time taken to animate: aprox 1.5 days
we also used this test to help understand how we are to deal with the refraction of the glass, to look realistic, yet still be able to clearly make out squidly within the liquid.
As well as how we are to impliment the candle flames in a scene. we attempted to film a real candle flame, but this did not give a very clear and usable result, so instead we rendered out a single candle flame as a fluid effect in maya, put it on a card and placed it within the 3d space in nuke.