A new utility knife comes to life ontop a messy workbench and discovers its
abilities. It then meets its older counterpart, the Leatherman.

This 3D Animated short was done as the final project of the second Semester
in Digital Film Design – Animation at the Mediadesign Hochschule Berlin. It
being a solo project all work was done by myself which gave me insight in
the entire pipeline of a CG production.

The main challenge in this project was the rigging and animation of the two
characters as there is no real life reference of movement for these
inherently inaminate objects. I used two seperate rigs for Utility the pocket
knife. The first being a rigid IK rig which I used for the basic movement and
walk animation. The second was a smooth bound FK rig for close ups and
emotional animation.