The Migration of Monarchs (KD Online)

Final Composition, Color Grading in UE5 (Video Copyright: Kids Discover Online) I went for a relatively slow, dramatic approach, and the client loved the results!

Clay and Detailed Lighting Pass Breakdown in UE5

Monarch Butterfly Turntable Presentation

Monarch Butterfly Rig Breakdown

Wing Texture Breakdown in Substance 3D Painter. Photoshop was used to create a Normal Map from the Reference Wing Image. Wing Details were Hand-Painted.

Reference Board

Reference Board

(Project Date: May, 2022) A brief, animated shot I created for the closing scene of a video titled, "The Migration of Monarchs" from the "Kids Discover Online" Educational Web Series. I went for a relatively slow, dramatic approach, and the client loved the results!

The Butterfly Model, Rig and Animations were kept as simple as possible for the sake of time constraints, without sacrificing essential quality. The Final Scene/Composition was developed and rendered in Real-Time using Unreal Engine 5, using a mixture of both Quixel Megascans assets and foliage from the "Leaf Tree Forest Biome" by "Pixelgoat Store" from the Epic Games Marketplace. The Model, its textures, the Rig, its Animations, and the Environment/Scene were concepted and developed by me within a 10 day production period.

I produce content for these KD Online video releases, weekly. This educational content includes work in a variety of Art/Animation mediums, as well as Graphic Design, Video Editing and Sound Design work.