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ROBO+REPAIR is a 15 second animated short completed as part of the DreamWorks Animation Summer Industry Course at Clemson University. I was on a team of five students who wrote and produced a short film about a robot looking to repair his broken arm.

As pipeline lead I helped my team by designing a referencing scheme for Maya and by developing automated scripts to improve workflow. I also served as my team's go-to for fixing those weird problems that come up during production (like geometry suddenly exploding during animation or textures not showing up in renders).

As rigging lead I rigged the robot character and center console. The robot has a torso rocker control with an arbitrary pivot, a double knee and full fk/ik switching on it's arms and legs (did I mention it has four arms?).

The incredably talented Team Jarvis also included Alex Beaty (director, layout, animation), Mandy Morland (FX, modeling, motion graphics), Zhaoxin Ye (modeling, surfacing, lighting) and Ashley Anderson (design, surfacing, lighting).

ROBO+REPAIR was accepted into the 2014 SIGGRAPH Dailes program.

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