3D Characters & Creatures

This reel showcases work by Masters & Savant and our represented talent. Credits on project pages.

3D Characters & Creatures Showcase

 Jackpot City
Bernie Roux
 Kraken Rum – The Legendary Survivor
Craig Hunter Parker, Motif
 The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
Polycat
 Flying Fish – Dry Apple
Polycat
 Vaseline – Dragon
Polycat
 Samsung Week – 54th Anniversary
Arcade Studio
 Perskindol – Dolo Gel
Arcade Studio
 Steer Gaming Studio – Staff Video
Eunice Pieterse, Motif
 Gelato Roboto
Motif
 Uncharted Waters
Motif
 Samsung Week
Arcade Studio
 LIL JIF
Motif
 VA PITCH
Motif
 Serum
Polycat
 5FM – Clubbing
Hilton Treves
 5FM – DJ
Hilton Treves
 5FM – Walk The Dog
Hilton Treves
 Alice Madness Returns
Jannes Hendrikz
 Bacon Animation Test
 Castle Lite – Ice Fishing
Hilton Treves
 Castle Lite – Snow
Hilton Treves
 Castle Lite – Yeti
Hilton Treves
 Cif – Artic
Hilton Treves, Jannes Hendrikz
 Cif – Baron Grime
Hilton Treves
 Clover – Mr Nose
Hilton Treves, Jannes Hendrikz
 Clover – Way Better
Hilton Treves, Jannes Hendrikz
 DStv – African Festive
Hilton Treves
 Getaway – The Chase
 KIZAZI MOTO – Surf Sangoma
Motif
 Hippo – In the Gym
 Takealot – Ultimate Checkout
Arcade Studio
 Amazon – Prime Day 2023
Hilton Treves
 Hippo – In The Lair
 Hippo – You Spin Me
Chris Lockhart
 Interac Bear – Own your world
Hilton Treves
 M-Net – Firefly
Hilton Treves, Jannes Hendrikz
 M-Net – Ladybug
Hilton Treves, Jannes Hendrikz
 VW Polo – Fish
Reto Reolon
 All Gold – Orchard
Jannes Hendrikz
 Kelloggs Rice Krispies – Storytime
 UPC – On Demand Christmas
 Windswept
Gerhard Human
 Lego – Bricks
Bernie Roux
 Milkana – China
Bernie Roux
 Amazon – Prime Day
Bernie Roux, Hilton Treves
 Hello Kitty
Hilton Treves
 Cotton Soft
Bernie Roux
 Stimorol – Mega Mystery
Hilton Treves
 VW Polo – Game On
Polycat
 Apocalypse Now Now
Motif
 Turkish Airlines
Bernie Roux
 Fanta – Snacks
Bernie Roux
 PWT Wellington
Bernie Roux
 Vetmed
Arcade Studio
 Cushelle – Infactuation
Bernie Roux
 Kool Kidz NFT Collection
Arcade Studio
 Noodle and Bun – Zombie Chickens
Polycat
 Outsurance – Pet
Polycat
 Red Bull eSports / Riot Games – Valorent Tournament Promo
Albino Animation
 Animals
Hilton Treves
 TaskRabbit – Celebrate The Done
Arcade Studio
 The Hyundai – Heendy
Arcade Studio
 TaskRabbit – Deep Clean
 TaskRabbit – Home Office
 TaskRabbit – Mounting The TV
 TaskRabbit – Moving
 Perskindol
Arcade Studio
 TaskRabbit – Running Errands
 Roblox
Arcade Studio
 Noodle Audition – Britain’s Got Talent
Polycat
 Masters & Savant Branding – Roller Derby
Eunice Pieterse
 TaskRabbit – Task & You Shall Receive
Arcade Studio
 TaskRabbit – To Do List
 TaskRabbit – Yardwork
 EyeBuy Direct
Arcade Studio
 Tums – Barber Shop
Arcade Studio
 Words Grow Minds
Arcade Studio
 Tums – Magician
 Tums – Shrink Ray
 Samsung Week 2022
Arcade Studio
 Cultura Characters
Arcade Studio
 PayPal – Holiday Gift Guide
Arcade Studio
 Washington Post – Rumpelstiltskin
Arcade Studio
 DenTek – Shark
Killer Robot
 Apple – Slash Generation
Arcade Studio
 Progressive Insurance
Arcade Studio
 Renault Plug-In
Arcade Studio
 Whatsapp – Football Stickers
Arcade Studio
 WWF – Switzerland
Arcade Studio
 Heroes of Eosis
Polycat
 SkyShip Entertainment – The Bear Went Over The Mountain
Polycat
 Stanlib – Timelapse
Polycat
 Knorr – We Bring Vegetables to Life
Polycat
 Elizabeth Arden – Chinese New Year 2023
Candice Wainwright
 Zespris – By Air
Polycat
 Zespris – By Land
Polycat
 Zespris – By Water
Polycat
 Scorpion King, Book of Souls – CG Creatures
Motif
 Leopard
Motif
 Rex + Ralf
Motif
 YMCA – Shine On
Polycat
 Viralmed – Hero
Polycat
 Victor – CG Character
Polycat

Bringing well-rounded, fleshed-out characters to life

3D has been the watchword in animation since Pixar Studios revolutionised the art two decades ago. Beginning with initial sketches, running through character designs, model-sheets, colour studies, modelling, rigging and performance, building 3D characters that inspire genuine emotional connections takes a solid chain of innovative design, combined with engaging and nuanced performance.

While some characters are wholly new, others may already be firmly imprinted on the public’s consciousness. A brand mascot, for example, requires specialised care when undergoing transition from two to three dimensions.

We can direct and produce the process from beginning to end — or just those parts you require — in a variety of styles: photo-real or cartoon, luminous colour or muted tones; smooth, scaled or furry; wet or dry. Illustrators, 3D modellers, texture and lighting specialists and animators work together to bring your character from drawing board to final vision.

Our technical expertise in 3D character animation

Character design (2D illustration) | Model sheets and colour studies | 3D sculpts | 3D modelling | Materials: shaders and texturing | Lighting | Character rigging | Character animation | Rotomation | 3D tracking: match moves, scene integration | Compositing: lighting, grade, grain match | Hair and fur | Motion capture (Xsens and head mounted facial rigs) | Script pipeline tools

CG beasties to enhance your visual world

Mystical or mundane, computer-generated images (CGI) are incorporated into live-action footage in the studio every day. To create this illusion seamlessly and believably takes involvement from start to finish: from scene planning to on-set supervision; through character design, modelling, rigging, animation, lighting and compositing.

Our teams will make real anything your imagination can devise. We’ll work with you to design your perfect creature, working it into the technical elements of the scene and bringing it to vibrant life through high-quality animation.

From integration into commercials and web video to single shots or entire scenes in long-form productions, our talented directors and teams cover the whole process, synthesising breathtaking character design with engaging and believable performance.

Our CG creatures technical expertise

Character design (2D illustration) | Model sheets and colour studies | 3D sculpts | 3D modelling | Materials: shaders and texturing | Lighting | Character rigging | Character animation | VFX | Rotomation | 3D Tracking: match moves, scene integration | Compositing: lighting, grade, grain match | Hair and fur | Motion capture (Xsens and head-mounted facial rigs) | Script pipeline tools