Toyota Kluger

One of the first CG car commercials ever made. At this point in time there were no car suspension plugins or CG car rigs available off the shelf. Yet, the director preferred not to shoot this commercial but rather execute it entirely  in 3D.

2005 DGA Award – Gold World Medal
2005 New York Festivals TV, Cinema and Radio Advertising – Gold World Medal
2004 London International Advertising Awards – Finalist Computer Animation
2004 Clio Awards – Bronze award for special effects

RoleRigger and AnimatorDirectorMatt MurphyPostFin DesignYear2003

Toyota Kluger Maya Rig

The rig was developed using Maya rigid bodies replicating the structure of real car suspension and simulating it. Download the basic test rig from Github – it still works today!