Smart Cookies

Can’t get enough Cookie Monster! Magnetic created the opening sequence for Sesame Street’s Smart Cookies series, which features a mix of CG and live-action muppets. Sesame envisioned a city built out of cookies, cakes, and materials used in their packaging. Art director Michael Lapinski has posted a write-up of the process. I assembled the final set from the models created by our artists, created lighting setups for both day and night scenarios on all shots, finaled the shading, and did some lookdev in Nuke.
Softimage, Redshift, Nuke

 

 

 

Some frames from the final piece, of both day and night versions…