BOT_Johan Borgstrom

Posted · by — October 18, 2013


Designer: Johan Borgstrom

Company: Petfactory
Location: Sweden
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*Even though Johan is just testing out different rigging techniques in these short animation clips, these robots caught my eye!

Johan Borgstrom is owner and founder of Petfactory in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is a design-driven digital production company, with its
roots in industrial design. Petfactory was founded 2006 with the vision to fuse art, design and technology.

Project: The Bot

The focus in this project was to dive deeper into the rigging process. I have an obsession of hydraulic systems and mechanical movements so I wanted to play around with that to. Like the Petbot project this is an ongoing project where I try out new concept or techniques. One of the challenges of this character was to design and rig the leg. I wanted to rig a leg with a FK – IK switch with on screen controls that were easy to animate and that would look interesting. quoted by Johan

Animation test 1: An animation test using V-Ray, Maya and Nuke.

Animation test 2: An animation test using V-Ray, Maya and Nuke.

Animation test 3: An animation test using V-Ray, Maya and Nuke.

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