Lonnie Kraatz, creature technical director at Weta Digital presents a selection of his latest work.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes : Muscle and skin simulation setup for Koba and the bear. Helped push through a new hi res spine puppet setup for all chimps. Pushed Koba and bear through shots.
The Wolverine : Modeled muscles and fat on bear for simulation. Setup puppet and articulating skeleton for bear.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes : Muscle and skin simulations for koba. Leg muscle setups for chimp archetype.
Avatar : Navi/Avatar build pipeline for skin deformations. Neytiri/Jake builds and leg setups.
The Adventures of Tintin : Sailor Goon setup. PSD muscles, puppet.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug : Modeled muscles and fat on beorn bear for simulation. Setup puppet and articulating
The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey : The orc build system for skin deformations. puppet, psd muscles. Muscle simulation tweaks and shot fixes on the troll.