Love the movie so much!!! Here is a personal work of avatar animation I made recently to mimic the cool Nike freestyle series. The avatar model was built based on my own face. The main workflow of this animation includes:
- modelling, texturing: maya, zbrush, photoshop
- rigging & animation (face, body, hands): maya, motion builder, vicon MoCap system
- simulation (hair, braid, tail, ball, etc): maya
- render: mental ray
- composition: After effects, Premiere
Extremely well polished animation, created by an independent filmmaker. I sincerely hope Mr. Cameron has noticed this video.