CGI 3D Animated Tattoo
Based on the provided video footage, we had to recreate a realistic animated tattoo growing on the actor arm. The idea was to create a seamless transition between the branch tatto from the arm to the knife.
3D Matchmove and Rotomation
In order to have our tattoo animation on top of the shooted moving arm, we first have to model a 3D arm on top of it. Once our 3D model perfectly fitted to the shot, we then animated it to match the original arm movement with rotomation techniques.
2D animated tattoo from 3D animation
To create our growing tattoo animation, we used Cinema 4D to create a 3D animated branch. It gave us a total control over the look and the sizes of the branches, to match our client's tattoo original design.