A maid with braids. Ati, an Etruscan character

Daniele De Luca, Silvano Imboden

Saturday 25 October Theater 30

After Apa the Etruscan, an educational stereoscopic cartoon released in 2012 as part of the Museum of the History of Bologna, VisitLab Cineca has worked at a spin-of, devised for the Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum. The new addition is about Southern Etruria and is led by a new character: Ati, an Etruscan woman. As such, she is made up and coiffed, with her long mobile braiding. The creation of the character started from Cookie Flex Rig and was personalised following the archaeologists' references. The taming of the hair needed a good deal of programming to support both manual and automatic (secondary) animation.

The production is grounded on an open source pipeline, mainly based on Blender. In contrast to Apa, however, at least 2/3 of the whole set of 3D models came this time from a laser scanner acquisition campaign and from photogrammetry. Data, after the first elaboration in MeshLab, have been finished in Blender. Renderings have been sent on our Blender Render Farm (PLX).