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'Lily and Snout' by Artella and Sketchfab

  • By levi brocklehurst
  • 28 Jul, 2017

The worlds first WebVR Animated Short with 3D Sound

'Lily and Snout' by Artella and Sketchfab
'Lily and Snout' by Artella and Sketchfab

Sketchfab's Lily & Snout is the “world’s first WebVR short” and a 360-degree CG animation designed to showcase the online 3D Model-Sharing platforms new audio support.

The 90-second short is a brief snapshot in the life of a girl and her pet dragon – it uses Sketchfab’s new audio features both for the soundtrack and positional sounds, with the latter helping the viewer know where to look. 

It was created over a period of eight weeks in partnership with new collaboration platform Artella, and produced by Artella founder and former Disney and Pixar animator Bobby Beck. 

Watch 'Lily and Snout' VR here!

Lily and Snout

'Lily and Snout' It is the result of a partnership by the two companies Sketchfab and Artella who gathered together an incredible team of of industry professionals from the likes of Disney, Pixar, and Weta. The groundbreaking team, led by director Tim Rudder and producer Bobby Beck combined additional talented artists from the Sketchfab community to create “Lily & Snout” , the world’s first animated short in WebVR. They present a fully hosted player on the web that can be experienced in VR on any headset. The project demonstrates the potential for viewing animated content on the web where the viewer takes control of the camera and even provides a glimpse of the creation process while experiencing the content by allowing wireframe views and different shader choices. The animated content demonstrates the ability of the browser to render appealing characters while the custom built player is a efficient interface for a variety of content.

Lily
Lily

“Lily and Snout are optimized for VR production and were developed specifically for this purpose.” says Artella CEO Bobby Beck. “We made the first webVR short with an incredible crew and our hope is that people will take what we’ve done and create their next series of their adventures.”Artella worked in partnership with Sketchfab to create the first webVR animated short film Lily & Snout  in a record-breaking nine weeks with a team of 12 artists working from Colombia, South Korea, New York, Germany, Poland, Egypt, Paris and New Zealand via Artella’s virtual studio platform.

Snout
Snout
On the heels of the launch of its first webVR animated short, Lily & Snout , virtual production studio platform Artella is giving away the characters for free to the CG community.

Character rigs for Lily and Snout are available for immediate download  and are compatible with Autodesk Maya 2015-2017.

About Sketchfab, Inc.

Enter new dimensions. With a community of over one million creators, we are the world’s largest platform to publish, share, and discover 3D content on web, mobile, and VR.
Our technology integrates with every major 3D creation tool and publishing platform and supports almost every 3D format directly through our site or using one of our official exporters. Using our universal 3D & VR player, your creations can be embedded on any web page and every major network including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, WordPress, Behance, DeviantArt and Kickstarter.
Sketchfab is proud to be the official 3D publishing partner of Adobe Photoshop, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Hololens, Intel RealSense and more.


About Artella

Artella is the collaboration platform for creatives that unites artists and enables them to run their own virtual productions; pipeline, storage, talent and community all in one place. Focusing on the creation of animated films, games & VR content. Always free to join.

CREDITS:

Director: Tim Rudder 

Producer: Bobby Beck 

CG Advisor: Paul Chambers 

Visual Development: Hyuna Lee

Character Design, Modeling & Surfacing: Carlos Quintero

Environment Modeling & Surfacing: Pawel Matysik 

Rigging: Zach Baharov 

Animators: Antoine Trouillet, Grace Mojica, Jun Zee Myers, Luke Burnet 

Lily’s Voice: Delilah Beck

Dragon’s Voice: Amir Hedayah

Composer & Sound Designer: Amir Hedayah


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