Hemmerle's 125th Anniversary

Transcending opulence, Hemmerle’s jewelry designs are marvels of both aesthetics and engineering. For their 125th anniversary, staged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur, I was subcontracted to create a variety of 3D assets and simulations in partnership with Topos Graphics, David Stark Design, and Frost Productions to project an immersive, 66-minute animated film along the room’s walls.
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Category
For Profit
Client
Hemmerle x Topos Graphics
Release
October 2018

Role + Process:

3D modeling, lighting, texturing, and rendering.
All geometry and animation was created with Cinema 4D. Lighting was handled with Octane Render. Texturing was completed with Octane Render and Substaince Painter.

Animations were created by Brian Anderson of Topos Graphics with After Effects.

The above video is VR compatible and showcases approximately half of the 66-minute animated film

The fly was the main asset for this film, having symbolic significance to Hemmerle. Due to the importance of this asset being replicated as closely as possible to its real world counterpart, the original asset was 3D scanned and the resulting scan data was sent to me for further cleanup and texturing in ZBrush and Substance Painter, respectively.

In paying homage to Hemmerle's roots, Topos wanted to honor their heritage as medal makers. To do this, several ribbon animations were made, taking full advantage of Cinema 4D's powerful cloth dynamic system

The MET's Temple of Dendur with featuring the 66-minute animated film projected along this gorgeous exhibit's walls
Style frame of the replicated 3D scanned fly
To further honor the medal making heritage of Hemmerle, I created several embossed forms exploring various designs and shapes reminiscent of their work in this area generations ago
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