Tomoya Kimpara

Tomoya is an award winning director with top prizes at Siggraph 2010, VFX-Japan 2016-2017, his work is also regularly featured on Vimeo Staff Picks. He is multi-talented in character design/animation, simulations, and photo-real cg design. All of this comes together in his ability to create short form CG works such as Autodesk’s, Max-Man & Maya Man and the short entitled, Motion. Tomoya is blood type O!

Credits

WOW
Director / Designer:Tomoya Kimpara
Producer:Hiroshi Takahashi, Shinichi Saeki

Music:Tokuro Oka, Kosuke Anamizu

©2016 WOW inc.

Max Man & Maya Man

Autodesk|2016
WOW has produced a 4K robot movie that personifies 3D animation software, “Max Man & Maya Man.” The special movie in conjunction with the announcement of the release of new versions of 3D animation software packages “Autodesk 3ds Max®” and “Autodesk Maya®.” WOW created a scene depicting Max Man and Maya Man, robotic personifications of the individual features of the Autodesk 3ds Max® and Autodesk Maya® software programs, working together to fight enemies. WOW was in charge of planning, character design, and movie creation.

Autodesk’s special site, the 3D model data for the two characters in the film, “Max Man” and “Maya Man” are made available free of charge for use within the software applications. Also, by providing free trial versions of the software packages and an environment that makes it easily accessible, they hope to spark an interest in VFX among new users and the younger generation. They plan to release 3D print data for Max Man and Maya Man, so it will be easy to make 3D prints of the characters.

Autodesk Special Website: AREA JAPAN
YouTube (4K movie)

Credits

WOW
Director / Designer:Tomoya Kimpara
Producer:Hiroshi Takahashi, Shinichi Saeki

Music:Tokuro Oka, Kosuke Anamizu

©2016 WOW inc.

Credits

Creative Director:Takuma Nakazi
Art Director:Kohei Nakama
Designers:Shingo Abe, Naoki Takano, Tomoya Kimpara, Hajime Nagatsuka
Music composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki

MOTION

Short Film|2014
Anima is not only the stem for animation, but also for animism.

Animism is an ancient form of thought found universally in tribes around the world. Both in the Eastern and Western world, ancient rites have been performed in places filled with trees, water, fire, and light, and dancing was a form of communication with gods and spirits.

MOTION expresses the sophisticated moves and dynamism of a dancer through abstract phenomena based on modernized ceremonial demonstrations blending traditional embodiments and natural elements.

*Animism is the belief that souls, spirits, and spiritual beings—aside from physical elements—dwell in everything, like the mountains, wind, sea, and rivers.

Credits

Creative Director:Takuma Nakazi
Art Director:Kohei Nakama
Designers:Shingo Abe, Naoki Takano, Tomoya Kimpara, Hajime Nagatsuka
Music composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki