ralston purina
r / ga interactive
downloadable interactive character – “meow pal”

art director; character designer


this downloadable virtual cat was in continuous use on the site 2000-2010. her appearance was customizable, and once adopted, you could play with her, feed her, have her run around your desktop and play with yarn, sleep, eat, dance, and various other things that her analog counterparts do.

i did the character design for the project, and assembled and managed a team of animators to do the frame-by-frame animation. below is part of the model sheet and a rough of an animation cycle.