Rare Liquid Apes

In addition to the animated wine bottles, Rare Liquid also asked me to animate a couple of their "Bored Ape Yacht Club" NFTs. Bored Apes are probably the most well known NFT project in the world, so I was very excited to jump in. The brief asked for a loop of the Apes themselves, but for the animation to resolve onto a bottle. I had to more or less recreate the Apes in Adobe Illustrator so that I could split them into layers, which I then took into After Effects. With a mixture of native tools and "Duik", a 2D character rigging tool, I was able to make some pretty fun loops.