Markus created videogame-character versions of Cedric The Entertainer
and a villain for the movie Code
Name: The Cleaner. In the story, Cedric (as a spy) has a "Signature
Move" that is his secret weapon - but he may just have copied it
from a video game!
The characters were used in a mock video game setup
in the film to illustrate the special move.
Markus used Maya
to model and rig the Cedric character based on still images
shot by the film production crew. The low-poly video-game
look was key to the plot point in the movie.
The series of fight moves, defining cedric's signature
move, were animated in Maya. Markus based the motion on
multiple film references.
The villain and his weapon were also modeled after an
actor with textures based on wardrobe clothing.
Markus created the textures using Photoshop
- Two versions of the animation are featured below. One
is the version as it appeared in the movie. The other is
the complete signature move, in pre-shaded form.
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