A day in the life of Pietro Licini, lead modeller at Blue Zoo
“I follow the entire character creation process,” says Pietro Licini of his day-to-day responsibilities. “I work closely with the concept artists and the director of the project to develop a stylised character for each project.”
To aid in the creation of his characters Licini utilises Zbrush,
“You can forget the technical stuff because it’s just like modelling with clay,” he adds. For the finishing touches he favours Substance
Painter as a fast and procedural tool to design textures and paint.
Licini’s role is not without challenges, as he explains, “I think the biggest challenge everyday in advertising is trying to deliver something of a very high quality in less time.” Despite the pressure, Licini praises a relaxed environment that allows him to experience all areas of the business. “This year we did the advertisements for Lego Avengers. We got the models sent to us from Lego so I CG directed the project. I was working with the modelling, texturing and look dev teams, it was so interesting to learn different parts of the process.”