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Character artist Şefki Ibrahim unveils Aria (Enjoyment), an animation project he created in about two months, during his spare time. His goal was to create a natural smiling face animation. He sculpted the expressions using ZBrush, and relief on Maya, Arnold for the animation and rendering.
Şefki Ibrahim is currently working for Cubic Motion, a company specialized in computer vision and facial animation technology acquired by Epic Games back in 2020. He already shared a shorter animation featuring the same character a few months ago. At the time, he explained the had been using textures and topology from Texturing.XYZ’s VFace pack (we published a conference – in French – with Texturing.XYZ founder Jérémy Céleste earlier this year).