For me, standout moments of the Force Awakens were Maz Kanata's screen time. The character was wonderfully textured and the performance subtle, nuanced and awe inspiring.
I can find information regarding concept art, origins, actor and motion capture but I'm keen to find the FX team responsible for the final designs, sculpture, painting, texturing, animation and lighting as well as compositing into the final shots.
Once I get the names of individuals responsible for things like Maz's final sculpt and texturing, for example, I can find other work and infor on the artists that will be invaluable.
Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?
I've since found this which indicates the character may be completely ILM:
the studio (ILM) created a new version of the facial capture translation software for the mo-cap performances of Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke). ILM also made significant use of its four studios in San Francisco (the hub), Vancouver, London and Singapore in the creation of 1,300 out of a total 2,100 VFX shots.