Afton Chemical Engine Animations

Afton Chemical Engine Animation

Showing how oil is used inside an engine.

I helped explain how the oil system works inside an internal combustion engine. Though I started with a pre-made engine block, many of the pieces (including the spark plug configuration) had to be remodeled to match the diagram provided by the client.

Tru Cool Pillow

Tru Cool Pillow

3D animated pillow with sampled HDR lighting

This spot for carpenter company features a 3D animated pillow in a live-action environment. I used light-capturing 360° bracketed photos to create a 32-bit light sphere of each real-world set. Shadows and color were applied to the render automatically! And then came the compositing…

HDR is the key, literally

Instead of trying to eyeball my way through the lighting of my 3D pillow, I decided to take advantage of the on-set lighting with some high-dynamic-range 360 degree captures of the sets.

See the example HDR file

HDR 360 Panoramas

Behind the Scenes

After creating 3 super successful 30-second video advertisements for Carpenter’s Tru Cool pillow, Metro Productions put together a short behind the scenes video to take a look at some of the different aspects of our production process. With a tight schedule of only 2 weeks to produce 3 videos, we used some clever methods to cut down on work and keep the end product looking spiffy.

Free Cinema 4D Scene

Free Cinema 4D Scene

Care to see how my project is set up? Feel free to download the Cinema 4D file and have a look around.

Download Free Scene File

CVT Cinema 4D render afton chemical

Afton Chemical Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

This video explains how a couple big pieces of metal in your engine compartment make it so your car can go different speeds. I modeled everything except the shell, and rigged it up in Cinema 4D.

afton cvt render
continuously variable transmission 3D
transmission control module in 3D cinema 4D
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If you’d like to see a tutorial of the rigging and animation techniques, send me a message under contact .

gear ratios of mini cooper

Hooray Gear Ratios!

It completely blows my mind that manual transmissions’ gears stay meshed and spinning together at all times, and that they are engaged and disengaged with a collar driven by the shift lever. I just had to visualize it. Wanna see?

Download Free C4D Scene File