Aero Bubbly

Main / Props / Texturing

Creating this intricate origami butterfly was a nice little challenge for the team here at ipBuild to tackle for client Passion Pictures, to promote Aero Bubbly’s forthcoming limited-edition wrapper designed by Matthew Williamson. After a long morning of coffee-fuelled paper folding, we reviewed the resulting pile of paper butterfly’s and decided on our approach. Starting by modeling our origami butterfly in it’s final folded form, we then reverse-engineered this model, adding folds, creases and crafting additional details that would be required to facilitate the complete folding sequence.

To compliment the modeling process, we created a custom rig to allow us to pre-visualized the folding and unfolding sequences to ensure the client and director were happy with the sequence and design of the origami folds.

Once we were happy that our butterfly would be able to make the transition from a folded stack of paper to beautiful fluttering butterfly we repeated the process for the transition to the pack shot, of the wrapped Aero bar. Finally we UV’d and textured the meshes to create the final competed assets, ready for handover to the client for re-rigging and animation.

Check out the final animaton here (click).

Project: Aero Bubbly – Matthew Williamson Limited Edition Wrapper
Client: Aero
Production Company: Passion Pictures
Asset Production Studio: ipBuild