Sotheby’s – Principles of the Art Militaire

3D Animation

As we open this exquisite book, we enter into a battlefield with horses, soldiers and their weapons coming to life in an immersive CGI film commissioned by Sotheby’s for its project “First Look”.

Using 3D animation, our team recreates the stress and strategies depicted by Henry Hexham’s on “The Principles of the Art Militaire”. The book revolutionized warfare in the 17th century, becoming the most precious military manual of its day.

As we turn the pages, soldiers break free of the paper to fight yet another war in front of our eyes. The sound effects and music complement the scene, highlighting the tension and hostility found on this rare battleground.