Category Archives: VFX/Animation
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With each season of Smallville, the visual effects get more elaborate while the production schedule remains fixed. Entity FX, which recently celebrated the completion of its 100th episode, keeps pushing the limits as seen in their work creating CG phantoms that attack Superman in the Phantom Zone.
Rainmaker's Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Breakspear led the 150-person team that filled 3D stadiums with digital crowds and gave the four main actors Olympic-class skating moves - or rather, convinced the audience these skaters, not their stunt doubles, could perform an Olympian's triple salchows, double axels, spins, lifts, and spirals.
With the RT.X2, given enough underlying computer and graphics-card horsepower, there isn't much in the basic Premiere Pro toolkit you can't do in real time and in two layers at once in HDV- plus more in SD
As the first module within Maya Nucleus, Maya nCloth is a powerful cloth simulator that's incredibly responsive and easy to use. In this tutorial, we examine a quick and easy approach to creating a flag in Maya nCloth that not only interacts with other objects, but tears as well.
NewTek's Lightwave v9 is a complete modeler, UV surfacing, 3D painting and rendering tool featuring major upgrades, such as the new Node Editor. LightWave proves again that it's a contender by offering an essentially complete package for the price some 3D companies pay for a plug-in or version upgrade.
Sometimes it seems as if After Effects users don't realize that AE comes with filters built in. As a plug-in developer, I think this is great because it means people continue to have huge appetites for third-party plug-ins.
Animator Damijan Satchio of UVPhactory demonstrates a few of the techniques the studio used to create the series of animated spots and teasers that take the viewer inside and swirling around a pinball machine to promote MTV's Crank Yankers and Celebrity Death Match.