Netflix, The Crown - Season 4, Episode 2 "The Balmoral Test" (Framestore)
VES nominated for 'Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project'
Our fully CG Red Stag is seen in 15 shots of the series’ second episode as it's being hunted in the Scottish Highlands. We did a significant amount of research and reference gathering in order to create and animate the majestic stag. His proportions are based off the worlds largest known stag, the Emperor of Exmoor.
I was asset lead on the project and was responsible for the sculpt, model, texture, lookdev, blendshapes and facial rig of the Stag asset as well as shot lighting.
I was also responsible for modelling the internal anatomy of the Stag for muscle simulations.
Below is our final turntable of the asset.
Some screen grabs of the final asset sculpt.