Tuffy's Catch was my AUT Digital Design capstone project, started in early-March 2019, completed in late-October 2019, and uploaded to Vimeo on November 5, 2019. This capstone served as the ground to push my CGI skills to the max, where I experimented with cartoon, anthropomorphism, and modelling/rigging along with complex simulations like water and fur. This was created almost entirely by myself aside from royalty sound effects and music.
Hesitant to endure the icy waters, Tuffy the lazy otter pushes aside his natural instincts to obtain fish with his trusty boat and fishing rod. What follows is a wild ride he was not prepared for.