Directed by and starring Zach Braff who’s character is accompanied by an adorable flying droid named JAX in several dreamlike fantasy sequences. Jax is a robot with lots of personality in a dream world, and needed a studio to bring him to life. Zach wanted a charming and charismatic companion that captivated audiences immediately. This meant the design needed to be spot on and we had to capture genuine emotions in every expression.
Happy Mushroom was approached by BOSA Visual Studios to provide all modeling, texturing, key animation and final renders. Bringing JAX to the big screen not only meant paying close attention to his animated personality but also designing his appearance to complement Zach Braff’s costume perfectly. We ended up executing JAX with many different render layers that allowed the compositor to intuitively change many of his components in comp.