Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie

I am super excited to announce the release date of the latest film I worked on!

In 2022 and 2023 I have been working as the Animation Finaling Supervisor on the latest SpongeBob film. The trailer for the film has finally been released!

The film will premiere on Netflix on August 2nd, 2024. This film is a mix of live action and animation.

Usually on big budget films my roles were more involved in the creation of the animation. I’ve worked for over 20 years as an animator and later as VFX supervisor. On this project I got to do the final checks and fixes on the animated shots. In my department we used a variety of software like Maya 3D, ZBrush, Nuke and Mush3D.

Of course creating a film of such scale requires a lot of talented people in many different departments. Since my department was dealing with the final adjustments and fixes, we often had to piggy back and co-ordinate any changes with various other department. We worked closely with the CFX (Creatures FX) department that is responsible for all the effects on characters such as fur, hair and cloth simulations. Whenever our department made geometry changes, we also had to make sure the new simulations could be run to properly apply the fur and cloth to the characters new geometry.

Overall this project was a blast to work on since the people at Spin VFX that I worked alongside had a positive attitude, while still maintaining a focused approach on the job.

Unfortunately because of NDA’s and copyrights I can not post any behind the scenes material from this project or any other big budget job I’ve done in the past. If you have any other questions however about technical specifics, etc then please let me know!

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