Original post by Ben Erdt: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/q24my
Model breakdown by Ben Erdt: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/l6dyk
Idle animation for a Skaarj from the Unreal franchise. This project was done together with Ben Erdt (benerdt.artstation.com/) and Perry Leijten (perryleijten.com/). Ben created the model and textures. The rig was created by Perry. They also wrote an article about it for 3d World in the April 2016 issue!
Ben approached me a while back, asking if I wanted to create an idle animation to finish off his fan art of the Skaarj from the Unreal franchise. When he showed me the model I didn't know how I could possibly say no! We decided the character should be a bit of a blend of the more feral Skaarj from the original Unreal game and the Skaarj from Unreal Tournament 2004.
The beautifully rendered version was lit, rendered and composited by Ben Erdt. I added the whitebox version to give a clear view of the animation.