Our long time customer, Platige Image once again chose Yeti to create CG bisons in the most recent Zubr beer commercial and used it for the fur, snow instances and simulations with amazing results. We were fortunate to speak with one of their artists, Grzegorz Jankowski, who told us about his experience working with Yeti for this spot and others.
“We chose Yeti for this project as we have been using it for Żubr beer commercials for a couple of years now. Yeti is really fast to groom with and easy to add custom attributes. We have some experience with Yeti instances and we even did some plant simulations combining Yeti with Maya nHair for other projects.”
He went on to tell us that, “In this commercial, we decided to add snow on the fur with Yeti instances. I ran some tests with simple planes, later with boxes and when we were happy with the result, our artist created some snow chunks and scattered them on the fur using an additional density map. While this work was underway, I did some fur simulations and when I was happy with them I used the same setup to simulate snow chunk instances. The bisons and snow chunks were rendered with Arnold.”
Thank you for taking the time to speak with us and for continuing to use our tool, Platige!