League of Legends: Pentakill ‘Mortal Reminder’
I’m very proud of my part in creating Mortal Reminder , a groundbreaking music video for Pentakill, the hard-rocking virtual band conjured to promote the irrepresible cultural phenomenon known as League of Legends .
The promo was produced by Friends Electric, and directed by their very own Pete Candeland. All 3D animation and visual effects were realized by the Electric Theatre Collective, who entrusted me to deliver body rigs on every biped character from the hulking Mordekaiser down to the diminutive Yordles.
The band’s head-banging performance was a careful combination of motion capture and keyframed animation. To facilitate this, I built the rigs to receive weighted motion capture offsets on any limb, regardless of IK / FK mode.
The rigs featured my ‘special sauce’ shoulder mechanism, bezier-style spine controls, and more.
I also produced a variety of slidy and rigid rigs for character garments and accessories. Finally, I delivered tools to help ETC perform one-click motion capture hookups, as well as geometry swaps and minor rig alterations in-house.