Terrence Robertson-Fall Fine Art

Passion drives us to action.  A passionate person is living life to the fullest, breaking out from the norm and doing something wonderful.  Passion overcomes.  Passion makes you care.  Dreams fuel our passions and direct our energies.  Find your dream and make it happen!

Terrence Robertson-Fall sculpts passionate characters telling rich, animated stories.  They connect us with thoughts and emotions that are important - the love of a mother for a child, a good friend who is always happy to see you, the enjoyment of life. Terrence's art uplifts, brightens, and entertains. It might bring some happiness, bring back a memory of a wonderful time that was forgotten, or lead someone to a new wonderful possibility. 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

I was really able to get my programming creativity going with this film. I created some super cool animation tools Raptor and Avatar (also extensively used on G-Force). Raptor had hidden geometry shaped like the character. When the animator selected a part of the body, the correct control would be selected. It also supported right-click menus for more advanced options. This way the viewport is not cluttered by control handles.

Avatar was a method of caching the geometry of a character real-time as the animator keyframed the controls, and would allow the animation scene to be played back at 24fps in the viewport whenever the animator wanted.  This eleminated the need for playblasting, and the animator could watch from any angle since it was openGL data.

I also developed character pipeline tools and provided animation support.

Synopsis: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved childrens book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Release Date: September 18th, 2009 (wide) Visual effects and animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks.