Saturday, 17 March 2012
I just watched Real Steel on DVD. Nice movie for kids about robots. I was just a bit dissapointing that in Making Of Bots, there was only mentioned creating "practical effects" animatronic robots by Legacy Effects (ex-Stan Winston studio). Fair enough, it was great work, but no word about vendor of most robot fx shots, Digital Domain. It was nice to find out that lead rigger was Peter Shipkov! He`s also main developer of SOUP Maya plugin, consisting of different useful nodes for particle dynamics and mesh deformation. Good to mention as well, that Real Steel got Oscar nomination for visual effects. It`s another movie done with hybrid visual effects on set using Simulcam system that projects 3d assets real time over live action footage. Same system was used on Avatar.