It isn’t every day that a client calls and asks for a detailed part-by-part photo-real CGI replica of an AK-47 that can be animated into an exploded interactive piece for the iPad. Wired magazine was doing a feature on the gun and needed just this. Working closely with art director Alice Cho, we modeled and painted a detailed CGI gun to match the reference provided. In addition to the interactive animation, we rendered out a high resolution still of the exploded gun for the print edition of the magazine. The final pieces for the article involved a side view of the AK in the process of firing and an entirely CGI and digital matte painting of the gun firing at the viewer. Click here to see the work and breakdown videos that show how we made it all happen.