Sony Development (SD) designs location-based entertainment centers such as the Sony Metreon Center in San Francisco. They also design and build many of the mechanical and software components, such as card key stations, robotic props, and CG games.
Ron created a prototype CG puppet of Captain Fred from Yellow Submarine, for a proposed ride in Sony's new Berlin attraction.
The puppet was created in about three weeks during nights at the Sony facility. Ron used Alias Wavefront Maya to model the puppet and Kaydara's FiLMBOX to animate it.
The demo of the character successfully sold the concept to Sony management.