I recently finished this animation showing the process of taking a large block of cheese down to smaller blocks, then shreds and finally being packaged and scanned for contaminants. Animating the shreds was challenging and required some complex particle physics animation, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out. This animation, along with other previously Drawski-produced animations were on display at the 2016 International Cheese Technology Expo in my client's booth to help the sales staff communicate how their innovative systems work. I was lucky enough to visit the expo in Milwaukee yesterday and it was amazing to see some of the equipment in person (and try some cheese samples of course!).
The second in a series of Drawski produced brine system animations, this video shows the sequence in which cheese is transported into a brine pool and removed via a "pick and place" style system. Depending on the configuration, this system can be absolutely massive and we included a human model for scale, affectionately known as "Chez Wheelie" around the studio. I think he'll be appearing in future animations, so keep an eye out!
Just finished this animation showing the process of putting cheese into a brine system to continue a series of industrial cheese equipment animations. The cheese gets loaded into a series of tall cages and submerged in brine for several hours before being unloaded and sent onto the next stage in the process. There are a number of things in this animation which would be virtually impossible to demonstrate by simply filming an actual system!
Hot off the presses is a new animation which demonstrates the unique and efficient way that string cheese is produced by one of my client's incredible pieces of equipment. There were some interesting challenges in producing this video such as conveying how the systems work without revealing proprietary mechanisms as well as ensuring the timing was true to life to not mislead potential customers. One of my favorite parts of my job is learning about how things work and there are few better ways than producing these types of animations!
I've been gradually taking on more animation projects, helping customers visually demonstrate their products and processes in new and exciting ways. This example shows how a line of industrial cheese block cutters is operated simply and efficiently. Animation can be hugely beneficial for industrial applications because it's often difficult or impossible to film equipment in active use. Animation can eliminate "visual noise" in the background and foreground, so viewers can focus on the product rather than the context of its operation. In the coming weeks, I'll be posting about additional animation projects and the process Drawski uses to put them together.