"Previously, we created full body muscle systems for characters using Ziva – Loki the Horse
is one of the best examples of our work here. However, based on the amount of long fur on the show's heroes (the polar bear cub & squirrel), we decided not to go for full anatomical setups. Instead, we chose to use Ziva for volume preservation and fat jiggle on the creatures' bodies. We used a single tissue driven with a cached low res animation mesh – it was so simple.
We’re stoked that we finally have a solid FEM solver for Maya!"
– Janak Thakker, FABLEfx, Co-Founder & Sr. Animation Supervisor