When www.p-mmlive.co.uk/ approached Hot Knife to create an on-screen character to guide and enhance their website we jumped at the chance because this is what we love to do !
Certain design variations were disregarded at this stage before we started to build in 3D.
This un-rigged 3d version enabled us to concentrate on the surface properties and colouring of the fella before moving onto the animation stage.
Before we could start animating though we had to rig the character, this is the process of building ‘bones’ and controls that made the character move and ultimately brought it to life.
Once the rig and character had been developed we started to block out the animation and review these with the client, again relying on client feedback until everyone’s happy to go to the rendering stage.
The final animations can be seen in place on P&MM’s website, which we also produced http://www.p-mmlive.co.uk/