Hi, my name is Michael Sormann and I am working as a freelance 3d Artist for several projects and companies. If you are interested in my work, please visit the gallery section, if you want to contact me, please visit the contact section of this homepage.


I created a new Demo Reel to show my recent work.  I made a short and a long version of it. In the short version you find mainly new material and private projects. In the longer version I also added some important older work a few making of parts, and several  commercial projects I worked on, like TV commercials.

Just click the button below to see the short version ( Runtime : 2min 30 sec)

For the longer , complete version  of my Demo Reel just click the button below. (Runtime: 4 min 50 sec)

This is a new character I created recently. Its a catoony magician creating a magic spell with his hands. On the left you see the concept drawing of the character and on the right the completed rendering. For more images and informations please visit the gallery section .  The final animation can  also be found in the gallery section.

       magic anim

This is a new little animation I created . Its a little robot, transforming from a small  capsule into a flying robot. For more images and informations please visit the gallery section.

dinohead         magic anim

Below you find links to my Shortfim Theme Planet.  On the left you find a link to the original Shortfim on Youtube, which archieved more than 2 million clicks there . The right link  is a newer version of the Shortfilm, now in higher resolution.

ThemePlanet_Original         ThemePlanet_Original

The following four images show concepts of a group of cartoony animal characters I worked on recently. For more images and concept drawings please visit the gallery section.


The image below  on the left  is a character concept drawing of a cartoony robot dinosaur and his rider.
The right image shows a rendering of the dino-robot 3d model, based on this concept. Below I also added a bigger scene rendering with the desert village in the background and a short walking animation..

dino_desertback             desert village       

closeup dino                    magic anim

This is a new scene I am working on,showing the spaceship I created recently, launching from a spaceport.
The left image is a rendered still image, the thumbnail on the right is a link to the full animation


Below you see a  medieval town scene  I animated recently. The thumbnail on the left is a screenshot of the anim 
and on the right is the link to the animation.

town        magic anim 

Here a few new Character Designs I did :

   Cook        mechanic        


Below you find images of a spaceship I created recently.
You can find more images of it and additional concept drawings in the gallery section..


spaceshipfront        captainFH 

This is a rendering of the inside of the Spaceship.
For more images of the bridge of the spaceship and more concept drawings please visit the gallery section .



This is a rendering of a new character I created recently. Its a diver in a diving suit.
For more images of the character and the concept drawing please visit the gallery section .


I uploaded a new drawing. The woodscene for my little knight project
is now fully colored.

I uploaded some WIP images of the Medieval City Scene I am working on right now.
You can find it in the gallery section.

 I uploaded a new scene concept. A city scene for my Little Knight Project.
You can find this and other related images in the gallery section.

 I uploaded a new 3d scene rendering. The Monster Cow, face to face with the Little Knight.
 You can find it and some additional WIP images in the gallery section.


 I Created a new character: A little Knight in several poses.
Visit the gallery section for some renderings, concept art and animations..


                               Wood Scene Concept                                        Little Knight on Horse Testrender


         Little Knight rendering             Acting Test anim           Monster-Cow vs. Knight concept              Expressions



Recently I completed the fur for my bunny Character.:  

                   Bunny Fur Test  ...............

  I completed the first version of my newes hobby short film project called Pixie Dust Bottled. Its about a pixie with flying problems. If you want to see it just click the link below or visit my gallery section and select it in the animations area. Hope you like it :)

... Pixie Dust Bottled.....

 I uploaded some new images in the gallery section out of my new pixie shortfilm I am working on in the moment.  Its a hobby project of mine, I  hope you like it...


I uploaded a new Project to the Project section. Its a nice little animation i worked on recently for a Canadian company called "The Odyssey" Find more infos about it in the projects section.

Arctic Scramble

I uploaded a little private animation called "Magic Melvin". You can watch it here or in the Projects section:

Magic Melvin


I worked several months on a Theme Planet based shortfilm for the SIGgraph presentation at the Autodesk booth in San Diego. I also prepared some of the assets used to present the new Maya version.

The shortfilm can be found in the Theme Planet section.
I also went to the Siggraph, it was very cool.. :)
Here a photo of me in front of the Autodesk Siggraph booth and a link to the Shortfilm:


In the back you see Pig and Elephants garage (a Theme Planet environment) during a presentation .

I worked on one Tv spot and one movie spot for a German company called Parasol Island.

Muenchner Allgemeine: A movie Spot for a Newspaper. I did a lot of the Character Modelling, and animation. I also created the second Environment (village).


Movie World (A Tv Spot, I did the rollercoasters the Astronauts and the toy space station)


I completed a new character, it's Mr. Bunny, he is a side character of my animation...
(Theme Planet Character Section, Gallery Section)


I rendered the first images of Pig and Elephants headquarter:
(Theme Planet Gallery Section)


The picture of the T.P. Barracuda was selected to be published in the new
Expose3 Book by Ballistic publishing. In addition it received a Master award what makes
me very happy. ( Theme Planet Info Section)


Added some Screenshots of the already finished part of the shortfilm:
(In The Theme Planet Gallery Section)


Added new pictures of the Roller Coaster Operators Office:
(In The Theme Planet Gallery Section)


 A new Pic of two tourists racing along the tracks (Theme Planet Gallery):


 Added a new pic in the Theme Planet Gallery section:


Visit the Theme Planet Section for Infos about the Project...


The dedicated Homepage for my film project ThemePlanet is now up and running!