We developed this balloon project in collaboration with balloon expert AIR-ELEMENTS and branding agency DOKYO for the launch and the campaign of their new fragrance "Apollo" which will finally choose one German citizen and send him to space.
The modeling texturing and construction as well as the creation of the final print patterns was a highly complicated and sometimes frustrating process which demanded a lot of research and the use of a wide range of digital tools to finally come up with this design. It's now shaped nicely (minor issues currently fixed), inflatable with helium and ready for take off.
First inflation tests of the final 12m tall balloon right after production
360°-shooting of the astronaut and the model
Footage from the shooting (left) as reference for 3D modeling the shape of the balloon (right)