I am excited to be able to share a breakdown of the cg dragon I worked on for the film Dragon Girl (Dragevokteren).
Dragon Girl is a Norwegian-Dutch co-production directed by Katarina Launing. The Amsterdam based studio Planet X ( planetx.nl ) was responsible for the VFX. I worked there over the past year in a small team, of course most of the work was done from home.
I was responsible for the Ziva work, which amounted to about 50 of the in total 170 shots that included the dragon. I also assisted rigging by creating a previs rig, maintaining and adding to the main dragon rig and using an auto rigger for the digi double.
The biggest challenges arose from the anatomy of the area between the wings and forearms and belly of the dragon.
I was very fortunate to receive feedback and support from @andy_vs , Daniel Davie (Animism Studios - Vancouver) and Ziva in general for their incredible support on the software side and work from home licenses. I cannot thank them enough!