Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tails

The Silent Mary was a massive task and a real collaborative effort by a team of people under the supervision of Asset Supervisor, Patrick Harboun.

I was the first artist on the ship so i focused on the problem solving of how the ship was going to open up and swallow other ships. We did a few animation tests exploring where the planks of wood would snap, how far and where we could bend the ship as a whole and presented different ways it would animate. The most complex part of the tests was working out what we were going to do with the lower decks in the middle of the ship.

I modelled all of the towers, masts and the Bow of the ship. I also looked after the overall structure of the ship, making all of the ribbing and adding / removing all of the wood planking along the hull. A lot of back and forth went in to place to let the right amount of light through the ship. In the end the ship turned out great from all people involved.