Yeti Tutorials by Antepost Studio

We are pleased to share a series of four Yeti tutorials by Antepost Studio who specializes in asset development and grooming and frequently uses our software.

We asked Francesco and Sofia, freelance artists who together form Antepost, to tell us about their experience using Yeti and why they created the tutorials. Here’s what they had to say:

“Our service is focused in character development for VFX and games, and our main expertise is grooming. We use Yeti as a plugin and it’s our first choice when dealing with groom projects. Its nodes system give us creative freedom and a higher control with a procedural and flexible workflow. By working with Yeti we can offer our clients a fast and high quality result and fulfil their needs.”

“We decided to record this first series of tutorials because apart from some great advanced tutorials, we felt the web was missing a proper introduction to basics of Yeti and grooming. Grooming is a complex subject, due to its technical and artistic aspects, we think a beginner could be easily scared to start if the fundamental topics are not provided and explained.  We hope this new resource can be helpful to students and experienced VFX artists that want to venture in the grooming world.”

Below is the first tutorial and the rest are available on Antepost’s YouTube channel.

Antepost used Yeti with Incredibly Realistic Results

When grooming artist duo Francesco Di Luisi and Sofia Oliveira, of Antepost, were called upon by Spellwork to groom a CG rabbit for a commercial they used Yeti with incredibly realistic results.

Francesco and Sofia were kind enough to share their work with us and told us a bit about how and why they use Yeti.

“We were contacted by Sermed Darah from Spellwork Pictures to groom the rabbit for a REWE commercial, a supermarket chain in Germany. The story is based on a funny rabbit playing tricks on his owner who is eating the rabbit’s carrots. We agreed with Spellwork to use Yeti as the grooming tool as it is our first choice when dealing with groom projects and also provides an efficient and fast solution for fur work.”

“Yeti gave us all the tools we needed to achieve a realistic rabbit with a very flexible workflow to fulfil the specifications and requests from the client. In the lookdev stage, we used the power of the attributes and expression based on the requests of the lookdev artist Sebastian Greese, to have full control on colour variation in the fur.”

“We have been using Yeti for our professional and personal projects for several years and we will continue to groom with it!”

Take a look at this video with great shots of the rabbit in action.

Thank you for speaking with us, Antepost!