Welcome to Coat of Arms’ first edition of The Hitching Post, an electronic bulletin through which we share our post-production adventures (and misadventures). Each bulletin will feature an interview with an industry artist and a segment of the tale of Coat of Arms’ favorite paladin, the Green Knight.

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Coat of Arms provides original post-production services, including: editing, color correction, motion graphics, visual effects, sound design, and scoring. With a team of empowered artists who keep your message at the forefront, Coat of Arms gives a unique voice to the art of post-production.

Recently, we completed post work for Reina Imaging as they roll out their radiographic grid encasements and accessories. Coat of Arms modeled a 3D exam room to fully exhibit each grid encasement’s technology and function.

Final 3D Exam Room

Final 3D Exam Room

Final 3D Exam Table

Final 3D Exam Table

In one scene, two animated characters demonstrate the different radiographic grids and their functionality. An Inverse Kinematics Rig (IK Rig) moves the characters. Inverse Kinematics is a mathematical system of connecting joints with one control point. Take a look at the bones of the IK Rig below:

And here is a still from the final video of the same scene with texture and color.

Reina_CharactersFinal
Along with shading, coloring, and adding texture to the animation, Coat of Arms prepared a unique track for the piece and designed the sound to finish out the video. At the client’s request, the song, composed by Miles Hankins, was inspired by Royksopp’s, “So Easy.”

Check out the entire video here.