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The Octopus was loosely based on Ray Harryhausens design from Mysterious Island. It is built entirely of polygons and rigged for dynamic simulation. Each tentacle is being driven with a hair curve. The hair system has a turbulent intensity causing the tentacles to undulant during playback. The UVs are laid out and assigned to five separate materials. Displacement maps give the octopus its final look.
Full rigged character using hair curves to drive its tentacles