Tex is an all CGI lead character of a short film that was never released. The plot takes Tex on a journey traveling through a desert landscape, encountering other fun characters on his adventure. While Tex is completely CGI, we wanted to reduce the strain on post-production, so creating a robot that would require minimal compositing was one of our favorite challenges.
We helped redesign, light, and create the look development for Tex. We were given Previs and concept art which we ended up immediately deviating from based on notes from the director, redesigning his body and mechanics. Happy Mushroom provided concept sketches, high resolution 3D models, and iterated with the director creating this fun animated robot.