Phyrexia - All will be one
The trailer illustrates the resistance of the heroes (planewalker) to the phyrexian invasion through a large freeze frame battle composition where dazzling white porcelain statues face hordes of creatures covered in phyrexian oil, source of extraterrestrial life, gradually swallowing up any hope of victory. This graphic confrontation ends with the imposing throne of Helesh Norn composed of thousands of statues of soldiers who perished in front of it.
To make this trailer we modeled more than 70 statues in HD including 10 with facial expression captures based on 3d scans made at scan engine.
The music was specially composed for the film, a blend of horror theme and sci fi synth, it really creates an anxiogene vibe.
Thanks to the enthusiasm of the Magic card player community, the video reached 3.5M views in a few hours and the trailer fulfilled its role as thousands of comments illustrate the fan hype for the first Elesh Norn appearance as a CG character.
Shading, Lighting, Rendering
Wizards of the Coast
Unit Motion Design
Client : Wizards of the Coast
Direction : Unit Motion Design
Head of production : Jade Schiff
Director & Creative Direction : François-Côme du Boistesselin
Concept Art : Jaime Martinez - Feng Weirui - Pavel Rtishchev
Art Director/Motion designer : Timo Noack - Rémi Loger
Modeling : Alfonso Gonso - Wojtek Piwowarczyk - Dirk Wachsmuth - Antonio Esparza
Andrei Le Mézec - Lucas Lefort - Jordan Weisgerber - Thibault Chapelain
Scan 3D : Scan engine
Setup/Rigging : Lucas Salamon
Animation : Myriam Rigonnaud
VFX : Estéban Genre-Jazelet - Enrique Garcia - Dimitri Besnard
Render : Timo Noack - Olivier Carru - Remi Loger - Lois Ahmed - Andrei Le Merzec
Music : Maxime Hervé.
SFX : YellowCab.