Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Games under its Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy is an action role-playing game set in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Since its release in February 2023, the game has sold over 22 million copies worldwide and generated more than $1 billion in revenue.
Technicolor Games work spanned from September 2018 to November 2021 and involved the creation of assets and 1,172 minutes of various types of animations.
We supported on the animal/creature rigging, animal and character animation, as well as the cinematic animation. The project required the creation of lifelike animals, birds, creatures, talking objects, hairs and various items of clothing.
For the birds in particular, it required in-depth anatomical research. This was to ensure that when our artists were meticulously placing the feathers, they were not only realistically replicating the dynamic motion, but also maintaining the appearance and feel of each bird.
The team then imported each component into the Unreal engine for a last check, to make certain that everything seamlessly merged into the scene after finalising the model, texture, rig and animation.