shocking new TENNIS MATCH ON ALPENLIEBE TERRAIN. Who will win?

shocking new TENNIS MATCH ON ALPENLIEBE TERRAIN. Who will win?

Our friends at BBH Shanghai and top confectionary megastar Perfetti Van Melle contacted us once again to organise a tennis tournament for the duo, Alpi the puppet and his new friend, Sparky the Hedgehog. Here’s the twist, instead of classical boring old tennis balls, they have replaced it with various fruits that implode into delectable swirls of lollipop goodness! Witness the epic 3D-animated match unfold, seated snuggly between the the Swiss Alps here:

Exclusive insight on the behind-the-scenes:

Orthographics 3D model renders of new Alpenliebe character, Sparky the Hedgehog

Sparky the Hedgehog

As per the usual protocol, this project involves designing and building a new 3D look for both the characters and environments. This brings our faithful 3D model and texture artist (it’s James) to his Maya desk. The team worked on layout of these characters into the mountainous terrain; what follows is rigging (essentially creating manipulatable skeleton) and animating them to life. The cherry on top of the process is the creation of complex fluid and particle animation for the product sequence.
3D render of Alpenliebe Tennis field in the midst of the Swiss alps

3D Render of the Environment

For those curious for the final scores – 6-0, 6-0, 6-1(who won? we’ll never tell)

Cirkus Team -Animation Director, Layout & Compositing: Christian Greet
Storyboard & 2D Animatic: Emma Ray Southey
3D Modeling & Texturing: James Turnbull3D Animation: Joon Seok Yoon
Fluid and Particle Animation: Chris Lyne
Rendering: Chris Lyne, James Turnbull
Producer: Puteri Raja Ariff

Agency – BBH Shanghai

Agency Producer: Alicia Zhao

Creative Team: Shiyu Zhang, Darren Leong

Client – Perfetti Van Melle Worldwide