Way back at the end of January '07 I painted a robot I called 'Curio', then after nine months, I birthed the 3D version and renamed it 'Obo'. After ten more months I passed it to Alex Savin to play with, as he was taking a Maya course. This is the result:
Sweet job Alex!
When it's mature, the male angler's digestive system degenerates, making him incapable of feeding independently. His sensitive olfactory organs help him sniff out a female anglerfish. When he finds one, he bites into her skin, and releases an enzyme that digests the skin of his mouth and her body, fusing the pair down to the blood-vessel level. He then atrophies into nothing more than a pair of gonads, which releases sperm in response to hormones indicating egg release. This extreme sexual dimorphism ensures that, when the female is ready to spawn, she has a mate immediately available.
[She knows who her baby's Daddy is.]
A compilation of some of the more interesting
Vfx/Comp scenes I've done .
Unfortunately, some of the details are lost in