Animo is a robot character that was created in the time of my internship at Animations & More in Austria.
Much time was spent on exploring possible shapes and various concepts emerged.
After that 3D-prototypes were created, to test how the concepts work in 3D space. When the final design was finished a lot of time went into rigging, so that the character can also be used for future projects. Furthermore there is even a 3D-printed version of Animo working in the office, holding a pen every day.
Funny side story: there was also the idea for an animation where he would hide inside a computer mouse, and it looked really promising on paper:
But when prototyping it with actual 3D models it felt more like a coffin and creepy - we didn't want him to deliver this message:
All in all it was a great project, I learned so much from my co-workers and created something really cool as a result:
Thanks again to all my colleagues who showed me how to improve my concepts, render realistic materials and create something awesome!