This summer Flex Animation was excited to assist Axis Studios with a monumental new trailer for Magic: The Gathering’s latest Arena Expansion, Throne of Eldraine. Focusing on two adorable Gingerbread characters, this trailer weaves spectacle and tragedy in to what seems like a romantic fairytale - at first.
Flex was responsible for body and facial rigging for the hero male and female Gingerbreads, the muscle-bound Garruk, body and armour rigging for all the Knights, as well as providing previzualisation and motion capture rig assets for the project.
Particular focus was given to the deformation of the Gingerbread couple through carefully honed correctives and the inclusion of controls to allow arcs in the limbs. The facial rigs were imbued with an illlustrative quality, while maintaining the gooey roundness of the icing through controls that allowed additional volume & shaping on top of expression shapes.
Special thanks to Axis for working with us on this very unique and beautifully rendered project. The new expansion can be played now on the Eldraine Courtside Brawl event on Magic: The Gathering Arena and the trailer for Throne of Eldraine can be viewed below: