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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

ILM Creating the Impossible

This is 6 youtube videos of a document about Industrial Light & Magic. It`s very cool (and that`s why it goes on my blog of course!) as it goes from 70`s Star Wars movies, there is Denis Murren and John Dykstra, the veterans of film visual effects that are still active until today, which is amazing, and it goes until today with last 6th part to ILM`s involvement on Iron Man with Jon Favreau or J.J.Abrams on Star Trek.
(you will see the rest of 2-6 parts when this video finishes or in the youtube sidebar)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

maya hair jiggle setup

I wanted to show to students an example of using Maya hair dynamics for jiggle, when they are rigging cars, but couldn`t find something on youtube, so I made Maya scene. This is also useful for anything that needs to be attached and bounce around. Maya 2011 scene is for download here:

Friday, 25 November 2011

Making of music for Rage

Read about making music score for Rage game by Rod Abernethy.

"...a mix of orchestra and hybrid techno, both elements that I used for RAGE..."

Monday, 21 November 2011

AI computer chip

"Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a computer chip that mimics how the brain's neurons adapt in response to new information"

AI moves closer with brain chip

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Mirror Mirror trailer

So here is the "other Snowhite", now named Mirror Mirror. Sometimes also dubbed "the one with Julia Roberts" :) In the trailer is also our CG animated wooden mannequin (2 shots by the end), coming from our new growing creature department at Prime Focus Film in London.

Brave Trailer - YouTube

Disney/Pixar has published trailer for their highly watched upcoming movie Brave.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

UK extends film tax breaks

Good news for UK film and visual effects as well! Film tax breaks have been extended until 2015. Read more at Reuters news.

And as addition related to this subject, here is annual 200th podcast from Vfx Guide being made recently. Managers of London top film post-production houses are being interviewed about recent state of the industry, with some looking back in its history. It`s aptly called "London Calling" :)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

making of 3d animated cats

MPC podcast shows behinds the scenes of Cat`s Pride commercial postproduction. This project involved 2 full cg cats (4 with variations) and the video shows the process of modelling, rigging and grooming and discusses some compositing challenges as well.