Midweek Motivations: Creature Reels

Midweek Motivations: Creature Reels

Check out the creature reels and see how artists bring animals, characters, and monsters to life. There’s a mix of VFX artists and company reels here. Amazing work!

Creature Reel | Image Engine VFX

Image Engine did some work on Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones, Pokémon, Fantastic Beasts, and so many other films!

Outpost VFX Creature Reel 2020

Cows, lions, and killer sharks! And, the Miley Cyrus robot from Black Mirror!

Generalist/ Creature Reel 2019/20

Nigel Timms reel has some great work. I LOVE the moth shot.

Mr X 2019 Creature Reel

This reel features work from The Shape of Water, Hellboy, and lots of dragons, snakes, and demons!

Alt.vfx – Creature Reel 2020

I love this reel. There are a lot of birds and a fantastic wolf!


Dauntless Creature Animation Reels | Mark Masters

Creature modeling and animation from Mark Masters.

FrameBreed Studio | Creature Reel

Creature Reel 2020 I Nicolas MOREL

Nicolas Morel uses a huge variety of software including Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, ZBrush, and more.

Make your own creatures with Maya and ZBrush

Autodesk Maya Autodesk Maya

Make it with Maya Computer Animation Software

Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. It provides an integrated, powerful toolset. Use it for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

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Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

End-to-end creative tools for entertainment creation

The Media & Entertainment Collection lets animators, modelers, and visual effects artists access the tools they need. With it, they create compelling effects, believable 3D characters, and massive digital worlds with one-click workflows.

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Pixologic ZBrush 2020


The All-In-One Digital Sculpting Solution Designed for the Pursuit of Art

Pixologic ZBrush sets the industry standard for digital sculpting and painting. Its features enable you to use customizable brushes to shape, texture, and paint virtual clay. Plus, in a real-time environment that provides instant feedback. Be empowered by the same tools employed by film studios and game developers. Likewise, toy/collectible makers, jewelry designers, automotive/aviation designers, illustrators, advertisers, scientists, and other artists the world over use ZBrush. In fact, we have even received an Academy Award for the technology that powers ZBrush.

In short, ZBrush is an art tool created by artists, for artists. It allows you to create models and illustrations limited only by your imagination. And, at a speed that allows you to stand out in today’s fast-paced industry.

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Featured image credit: Philip Pilz

Posted by Michele Yamazaki