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  • Midweek Motivations: The Tick VFX Breakdown

    Jun 13, 2018

    The new version of The Tick is such a fun ride. Learn about some of the VFX that have gone into the series.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Lucas the Spider / Joshua Slice

    Jun 13, 2018

    Joshua Slice, an animator who has worked on films such as Big Hero 6, Ferdinand, and Zootopia, is the man behind this adorable hairy, multi-eyed jumping spider named Lucas. This side project of Joshua’s has turned into an internet sensation! It’s so cute!!

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  • Big Screen Effects: Peter Rabbit

    Jun 06, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection, Pomfort LiveGrade Pro

    Peter Rabbit is a hybrid CG/Live-Action feature from Sony and Animal Logic starring Domhnall Gleeson, as the young Mr. MacGregor, and the voice of James Corden as Peter Rabbit.
    This film has it all: the voice talent is phenomenal, the writing is funny, the soundtrack is great, and the CGI is adorable. My daughter was a huge fan of the Beatrix Potter books when she was little so we’ve been longtime fans of Peter Rabbit, and the film did not disappoint. It was fun to watch, even for adults, with some creative use of animated sketches. Here are some behind the scenes videos and information about what went into this film.

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  • Midweek Motivations: HIDDEN, a CG Short

    May 30, 2018 Maxon CINEMA 4D R19 License Server for Floating Licenses (to float 1-4 seats), Maxon CINEMA 4D R19 License Server for Floating Licenses (to float 5-9 seats), MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    This film short by Sekani Solomon is about self-appreciation. “It’s about uncovering some of the thoughts and feelings that make us who we are and seeing that those feelings are beautiful,” says Sekani. Some of the tools used in the production of the film include Maxon Cinema 4D, Redshift, Marvelous Designer, Daz 3D, and Nuke. Amazing work.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Heroes and Legends - Falcon’s Creative Group

    May 30, 2018 Redshift

    Heroes and Legends is an immersive multi-sensory attraction at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. See the VFX Breakdown of it here. They used Redshift in the creation of the attraction.

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  • Big Screen FX: Ready Player One

    May 30, 2018

    From the OASIS, to the avatars, to the Delorean and beyond, there are loads of VFX in the fun, futuristic thrill ride that is “Ready Player One.”

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  • Big Screen Effects: Avengers: Infinity War

    May 30, 2018

    So many film and VFX websites have featured VFX Supervisor interviews and behind the scenes looks at Avengers: Infinity War. Here is a roundup of some great content about Avengers latest film.

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  • Midweek Motivations: NULL - Concept Trailer (Redshift

    May 23, 2018 Redshift

    Director/Creator Juan Civera posted this film concept trailer on the Redshift Render Facebook Group and it is impressive! The website explains, “The Null district, an old war zone, has been rebuilt and ruled by two families, maintaining a certain balance and control over their streets. Now a new drug is going to break the fragile status quo.”

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  • Midweek Motivations: The Work of John Olofinskiy

    May 16, 2018 Allegorithmic Substance Painter, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    John is a Junior 3D Modeler / Texture Painter from Sydney, Australia. I saw his work on a Redshift Facebook group and was impressed by the realism and the attention to detail.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Downsizing

    May 09, 2018

    Downsizing was a film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon about shrinking humans to pocket-size so they can minimize the human footprint. The concept was interesting, for sure, and the effects were fun. Here is some background on some of the effects.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Pedro Kos, Master Editor

    May 09, 2018

    Pedro Kos, a Brasilian born editor, talks about editing in general, building characters, and working on documentaries. Pedro worked on a couple of my favorite films, Across the Universe and Frida, among others. He got his start working on Terrance Mallick’s The New World. His latest project is a documentary, Bending the Arc, about global healthcare doctors working in rural Haiti, which he edited and co-directed.

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  • Inspirations: Greyscalegorilla 5-second Project “Playground” Winners from April 2018

    May 03, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime

    There’s some really inspiring stuff here, much of it made with Maxon Cinema 4D! Check out the winners and learn about next month’s theme, Incognito.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Lost in Space

    May 02, 2018 Autodesk Arnold Render

    Several VFX companies are working on the rebooted Lost in Space series on Netflix. Here are some VFX breakdowns to give you a taste of their work!

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  • Midweek Motivations: DFTA Production Diaries - ‘#1 EPI’ from Nebula Studios

    May 02, 2018 Maxon CINEMA 4D R19 License Server for Floating Licenses (to float 1-4 seats), Maxon CINEMA 4D R19 License Server for Floating Licenses (to float 5-9 seats), MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    Nebula Studios of Portugal talk about how they developed a bunny character. Directors Guilherme Afonso and Miguel Madaíl, and Character Concept Artist José Alves da Silva, talk about “Don’t Feed These Animals”, a short film. They use products from Maxon, NVIDIA, Redshift, and Wacom.

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  • Midweek Motivations: In Saturn’s Rings Trailer

    Apr 25, 2018

    From filmmaker Stephen Van Vuuren and narrated by LeVar Burton, “the film is made with 2D multiplane parallax techniques developed by Walt Disney combined with Ken Burns technique to avoid using any type of camera projection, 3D models, visual FX, texture maps etc. We also feature some high-resolution time-lapse photography.”

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  • Midweek Motivations: Fédération Française de Tennis - Réservation en ligne

    Apr 25, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

    This ad is a montage of three spots for the French Tennis Federation and is directed to players who are in the federation.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Ash Thorp - Creating a Cyberpunk Western for Nike - Greyscalegorilla Interview

    Apr 19, 2018 Greyscalegorilla GorillaCam

    Designer and Art Director Ash Thorp created a sci-fi/spaghetti western spot for Nike VaporMax. Learn how he used GorillaCam to make the spot come to life.

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  • Midweek Motivations: IKEA and V-Ray Work Together to Visualize Perfect Homes

    Apr 18, 2018 Autodesk 3ds Max, Chaos Group V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, Chaos Group V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Rental Options

    Product images for the website and catalog are vital to the success of IKEA but this can be tough with so many products. Many IKEA products are shot on big sets, but super realistic CGI is being used more and more, created with 3ds Max with Chaos Group’s V-Ray for 3ds Max, and it looks beautiful. Learn about how it’s done!

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  • Midweek Motivation: TV: MindHunter VFX

    Apr 18, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Teams & Businesses

    In the Netflix drama, Mindhunter, 2 FBI agents delve deep into the psychology of murder as a precursor to the BSU. This series has some amazing, albeit invisible, visual effects created by Artemple, that are almost as mind-blowing as the idea of a Behavioral Science Unit within the FBI in the 1970’s. Plus see how Premiere and After Effects made the editors job easier.

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  • Midweek Motivation: 25 Years of After Effects

    Apr 11, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses

    Digital Arts interviews Dave Simons, one of the original developers of After Effects, who is still at Adobe, on its 25th anniversary. Learn how AE has remained so successful after all these years.

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