Pet Haven: 3D Character Art & Animation

Pet Haven 3D Characters Animation Logo Cards Pets

Pet Haven is an ambitious simulator by Ultimate Games where the player adopts and spoils animals, renovates and designs a glorious pet park, plays solitaire, pops bubbles, and even attempts at leading an adventurous love life! RetroStyle Games has created all the characters and animations in the game. Let us start by showing you the trailer we have made:

The trailer was made using 3ds Max and Maya software and the assets we had created for the game.

Character Concept Art

Our concept artists came up with several versions for each of the four characters in the game for our client to choose the ones they liked most. The main heroine, Katy, needed to be a smart, cheerful, crafty, warm-hearted person who is not afraid of trial-and-error, lives by her values and don’t take no shit. We believe the version we agreed on demonstrates these personality traits nicely. There is also Katy’s adored and adorable father, a well-groomed potential lover Raphael, and a smug mayor Billy Rich in case Katy needs some diversity. They also came up with four pets for Katy to rescue and care for: a dog, a cat, a parrot, and a rabbit.

3D Character Art

Our 3D artists took the concepts for the four human and four non-human characters and turned them into 3D models ready for animation. That included sculpting, retopology, UV mapping, texturing, shading, and rendering.

3D Object Animal Booth Model Concept

Pet Houses, Props and Accessories

The pet park is the most important element of the game. The story centers around creating a fun, loving environment for the rescued animals and Kathy’s relationships with them. This is why the developers wanted bright, cute little houses for the player to build, upgrade, and play with the pets around. Each of the beautiful pet houses we created has stages of complexity and awesomeness.

We also made accessories and grooming products and items for the pets. We used Spine to animate the scene where Katy caringly bathes and feeds the dog.

Pets Dogs Concept NPC Concept Accessories Grooming Products Items

Animation

Our animation artists gave over two dozen poses and emotional reactions to Katy and about a dozen to Raphael… you know, because he’s a tough man.

Pets also got an array of poses and emotions to demonstrate how much they approve of what is happening. The parrot Sally was the most interesting one since she cannot wiggle her tail, play with a toy or display signs of boredom like the other pets. We made a few flying and landing animations and came up with an image of her playing and bathing in a birdbath.

Here is the video with the animations and creative materials we created for this game:

Marketing Materials

We used the assets to create pictures to be used as ads. Take a look at how we put those together:

RetroStyle Games creates 2D and 3D game art and animation as well as marketing materials and CG promo videos. To provide quality services for a variety of projects, we have a diverse team of specialists with different skills that are needed for a full-cycle production in any game genre. Check out our portfolio and do not hesitate to contact us to get a consultation and an estimate of the game art for your project.

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