About

RoyalPenguins GbR is a VFX and 3D visualization company based in the heart of Berlin.

Founded in 2014 by Aivo, Bernhard, Mathias and Thomas, the group garnered their first experience at top companies like Pixomondo, RiseFX, Dan Pearlman and Chris Creatures.

RoyalPenguins GbR focuses on 3D modelling, animation, simulations and compositing for movies, commercials and product design. We also offer our clients the possibility to supervise shootings and guarantee optimal integration of 3D and greenscreen content. Our experience allows us to provide hyper-realistic renderings of landscapes, exteriors, interiors and creatures for small or medium-budget movies. We can also construct the motion graphics for image films.

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Team

Aivo Kisis
Bernhard Esperester
Mathias Nußbaum
Thomas Hellmuth

Aivo Kisis

About Me

I have always been fascinated by movies and especially VFX. The internship at Gruppe5 Post Production deepened my understanding of compositing and FX.

I moved to Berlin in 2010, and during my studies at the Mediadesign Hochschule there, I focused on compositing and VFX to gain the necessary skills and experience in different techniques. I applied these techniques in the production environment during my internship at Chris Creatures.

Responsible for

  • Compositing
  • Matchmoving
  • Simulation

Skills and Software

  • Compositing
  • Editing
  • Fire and Smoke Simulations
  • Fluid Simulations
  • Matchmoving
  • Mattepainting
  • RBD Simulations

Bernhard Esperester

About Me

I am the bald guy with the beard. I am also very passionate about digital art and design. Maybe these two are connected, I don’t know.

I love watching movies with well designed creatures, incredible machines and beautiful animations. Great design and ideas inspire me to work concertedly on my tasks and projects. Composing the perfect mix of CG, art and film is the fuel that drives me to improve my skills and learn new things from scratch so that I am able to reach my goals.

When working on new projects, I can’t help but imagine the final result, and immediately start to plan the steps that need to be taken to get to that point in an effective and appropriate manner.

Responsible for

  • Character Design
  • Concept Design
  • Animation
  • Software Development
  • Technical Development
  • Webdesign

Skills and Software

  • Animation
  • Concept Art
  • css
  • Digital Painting
  • html
  • JavaScript
  • Lighting
  • Mattepainting
  • Modeling
  • php
  • PySide
  • Python
  • Retopology
  • Rigging
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Sculpting
  • Shading
  • Texturing
  • Webdesign

Mathias Nußbaum

About Me

Early in 2005 I created my first logos and web layouts. In time I migrated over into the world of 3D. After completing my studies as a technical assistant in architecture, I decided to work as a professional 3D artist and began studying Digital Film Design at Mediadesign Hochschule Berlin. There I formed a passion for modelling, texturing and shading. In the 6th semester I did an internship at Pixomondo and CGI Studio Berlin, where I gained a lot of experience in professional Hollywood productions and product design.

Responsible for

  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Shading
  • Sculpting
  • Cloth Simulation

Skills and Software

  • Cloth Simulation
  • Lighting
  • Modeling
  • Sculpting
  • Shading
  • Texturing

Thomas Hellmuth

About Me

I have always been passionate about photography and digitally constructed worlds. I took classes for 3D design in the USA, which I passed pretty well, and returned to Germany to study digital film design. I love the fact that my hobby is my work as I love to create photorealistic images and textures in a three dimensional world. I am also highly skilled in graphic design and layout using InDesign.

Responsible for

  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Shading
  • Lighting
  • UV Mapping
  • Sculpting
  • Animation

Skills and Software

  • Animation
  • Lighting
  • Mattepainting
  • Modeling
  • Sculpting
  • Shading
  • Texturing

Contact

Mailing address

RoyalPenguins GbR
Bismarckstraße 10-12
10625 Berlin

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Services

  • Animation
  • Cloth Simulation
  • Compositing
  • Concept Art
  • Digital Painting
  • Editing
  • Fire and Smoke Simulations
  • Fluid Simulations
  • Lighting
  • Matchmoving
  • Mattepainting
  • Modeling
  • RBD Simulations
  • Retopology
  • Rigging
  • Sculpting
  • Shading
  • Texturing
  • Webdesign