Hi everyone, I had the pleasure of working on this beauty. This is Molly, the space slug from season 3 of Star Trek Discovery. My responsibilities included, rigging, tissue simulation and general asset maintenance for the creature. I hope you all like it!
The main challenge with Molly was in getting the tissue simulation to behave in a realistic manner. She is a giant space slug. The goal was to get a nice soft tissue simulation without making it seem too doughy. We also added a wrinkle pass over her thick elephant skin to add another dimension of realism. The animation was done by Feanor Engemann and Jakob Baltzersen. The project was supervised by Ivan Kondrup.