Grisly CG for Saw III
Switch VFX's work on Saw III runs the gamut from putting a simple chill in the air to making splatter even splattery-er.
Making a CG Rainstorm with After Effects Plug-ins and Automated Rotoscoping
The Syndicate accelerated from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye when the rug was pulled out from under a planned commercial shoot for BMW.
VIDEO TUTORIAL: VFX in Avid Liquid
Producer/editor Paul Mitton of Creation Trek Productions demonstrates a number of visual effects techniques in Avid Liquid including color correction, animated text and keyframing.
Create 3D Animated Particles in Cinema 4D with After Effects
Splines in MAXON's Cinema 4D are great to use as paths for Trapcode Particular particles in After Effects to follow. The Cinema 4D bezier tools and multiple views allow a much easier approach to motion path creation than trying to move a particle emitter around in After Effects.
Heavy-Duty VFX Management for Battlestar Galactica
See Atmosphere's work (with and without audio commentary) and read the article to learn more about what went into managing workflow for Battlestar Galactica's biggest spectacle to date.
Kevin Tod Haug on VFX For Stranger Than Fiction … and Other Non-VFX Movies
F&V got Kevin Tod Haug to talk about doing VFX for Forster's latest not-a-VFX-film, Stranger Than Fiction, finding good work in Russia, and the VFX industry's "roving horde" of freelancers
Design and Blend an Animated Logo with HD Video
Always first consider the logo elements, their shapes, different sizes
and the context of the company itself.Our animator, Lori Newman,
worked with my company's new logo, designed in Adobe Illustrator, in
this way before sketching out several animation ideas
Dennis Hoffman Joins Anthem Visual Effects as VP/Head of Production
Vancouver-based Anthem Visual Effects Inc. has appointed Dennis Hoffman as Vice President/Head of Production.
Renaissance Film Noir Animation
Renaissance, which opens in U.S. theatres on September 22, integrates film noir and motion capture to create an unusual and dramatic look, one that garnered first-time feature director Christian Volckman "Best Picture" at Annecy International Film Festival.
VIDEO TUTORIAL: Softimage|XSI GATOR
Mark Schoennagel, senior 3D animator at Softimage|XSI, shows how to use the Generalized Attribute Transfer Operator (GATOR) in XSI to transfer UV coordinates and shape animations to and from completely different characters.