Tezcatlipoca

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Came across this beautiful short animation called “Tezcatlipoca”. The animation is the amazing work of Robin George and tells the mythical story of the Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca, who decends from heaven to earth as his nagual, his animal counterpart, the jaguar.

The 3 minute animation is a graduating project from Southern Adventist University’s School of Visual Art and Design. The project took Robin about a year and a half from initial concept to final render. The project was completed in Maya.

I think the character animation in this short is absolutely fantastic. Everything, in fact, is quite stunning, but the movement of the jaguar in particular is nothing short of amazing. Be sure to check out Robin George’s website to read more about Tezcatlipoca.

Tezcatlipoca
Tezcatlipoca

Tezcatlipoca
Render test showing walk cycles as well as a test for the final look of the project.

Tezcatlipoca
Animatic for the short.

2 Responses

  1. Monkeyhut VFX

    I believe it was largely done in Maya, although I’m not sure if other software was used for the FX simulations. Not sure what compositing software was used either, sorry.

  2. Christian Pecoraro

    Wow, very nice animation. Do you know what software was used?

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