Dubai-based freelance motion designer and animator Nico Bolacha (aka: NEEKOE) recently posted a personal project on Vimeo titled PTEROIS. It quickly circulated the site and became a Vimeo Staff Pick, accruing lots of comments and buzz. Nico mentions that the purpose behind this project, was to step out of his ‘comfort zones’ and allow his skills and knowledge of Cinema 4D to grow and branch out to new levels. Nico loves to be part of a community of motion designers and was gracious enough to give some of his time for us to interview him about his recent work. In this interview Nico discusses the reasons behind this project, the challenges, the success, some news for up coming personal projects, and gives credit to sites and resources he used to develop PTEROIS.

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