Join Axis Character artist Veronika Vajdova on Industry Day in her workshop as she explains character surfacing and how Axis achieved stylised characters for Netflix’s animated feature Scrooge: A Christmas Carol. Learn about Veronika’s path to becoming a Character artist, Texturing in Substance Painter, Shading in Arnold for Houdini and character surfacing for a large-scale production.
As a child growing up in Slovakia, Veronika Vajdova always had an obsession with art and the world of animation, although she never thought her love would grow to more than a hobby. She went onto study natural sciences, but her calling to animation was too strong, leading her to move to Scotland where she studied 3D Animation & Visualisation at Glasgow Caledonian University. Veronika joined the Axis team right out of university and into her current role of Character Artist.
As part of the Characters department, she works on various character-related realistic and stylised props, and also focuses on modelling, texturing, and shading of characters with the aim of translating unique characters provided by the concept artists into 3D. Veronika’s recent credits here at Axis Studios include Love, Death & Robots: The Tall Grass, Magic The Gathering: Dawn of the Phyrexian Invasion cinematic trailer and Scrooge: A Christmas Carol.