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Meet The Artist Behind These Viral 3D Animations

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Oliver Latta aka Extraweg is a Berlin-based 3D art director and artist. His uncanny animations feature humans and human body parts. He opened a creative studio after his animations went viral on Instagram and other social media in 2017. Extraweg is an artistic and commercial project by Berlin-based art director and artist Oliver Latta. In his work, which is inspired by everyday situations, Oliver plays with humans and human body parts. He animates bodies in unconventional and provocative ways, forcing the viewer to think. After studying design in Dessau, Germany, Oliver started working as a motion designer at Sehsucht, a world-renowned filmmaking, animations and visual effects studio in Germany. At Sehsucht he came across Cinema 4D, a computer application for 3D animations and motion graphics, and decided to take his learning further by testing the app at home, creating animations on his own, and sharing them on Instagram under the name "Extraweg". What started as a learning test, soon turned out to be Oliver's next career step. In 2017, in fact, the Extraweg Instagram account reached immediate popularity. Today, Extraweg has become both an art project and a business, where Oliver develops commercial works for international clients.