Fustic. Studio, Trung Bao
Fustic. Studio has done creative CG work for clients like Billie Eilish, Adidas, Adult Swim and many more. In this user story, co-founders Trung Bao and Hai Doan shares fascinating insights into their creative process and ideas and explain how the Smartsuit Pro became a natural extension of their creativity and made their work more playful and explorative.
"With the Smartsuit Pro, instead of leaving marks with crayon on a piece of paper, we are leaving marks on the computer screen with our body movements."
People may know Trung Bao as one of the world’s most famous beatboxers, but you are truly missing out if you don’t also follow his absolutely extraordinary work as a CG artist. He co-founded creative design studio Fustic. along with 5 other creatives from around the world. The members, Trung Bao, Hai Doan, Nam Le, Tra Giang and Hieu Vu, are spread out around the globe, but all work on a common pursuit of pushing the boundaries of digital visual expressions.
Trung Bao is a true explosion of ideas and creativity and he explains how working intuitively and instantaneously with technology is one of the keys to achieve the right flow in his creative process. He prefers to get an idea and start working on it instantly. He feels that the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro is a perfect match for that energy.
Character animation had been one of the hardest and most time-consuming parts of Trung’s workflow in the past. He explains how the Smartsuit Pro now does that for him in real time! Trung Bao and Hai Doan explain how they got the idea for a project where they wanted to do a visual expressions of the energy of their “inner child”. Trung remembers sharing the thought with Hai and just going straight into production with the suit in the pursuit of that initial thought.
"This was definitely one of the most exciting projects in terms of motion design that we’ve ever worked on. And the best thing was, the whole process was done in my bedroom! Mobility, instantaneity, Rokoko - boom! "
The end result of a toddler in a bathrobe dancing in a very isolated, surreal landscape speaks for itself. The kid doesn’t care what’s going on and just dances like no one is watching. It is an absolutely fascinating and mesmerizing piece that just makes sense when you watch it. We feel Trung and Hai really captured the feeling they were searching and we’re proud to have been a part of their project.