The ‘Third Wheel’ VFX breakdown by The Mill

by | Apr 15, 2019 | Animation, Video Post, Visual Effects


April, 2019

Visual Effects

Video Post


A look at how to make a digital bear.

The Mill has posted a breakdown of how they produced a photoreal digital bear for ‘Third Wheel’. You can watch it here on YouTube.

The making-of for the spot features a surface tracked bear outfit. The Mill also employed proprietary lighting, muscle, and skin deformation to produce realistic movement, deformation and jiggle on the bear.

The attention to detail is extraordinary. From lighting, to shaders, to fur, to muscle behavior, to expressions, to plate cleanup – it’s all just fantastic. A real showcase of dedication.

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