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Rob Engle, 3-D Visual Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Los Angeles, served as visual effects supervisor for the 3D version of the 2009 animated Disney film G-Force. Engle recently was awarded our Screen Genius Award for his contribution in bringing anamorphic guinea pigs to life in the film, specifically for his skill in synthesizing 3D in post and streamlining production as a result. A team of 300 artists and four effects facilities took on the gargantuan task of synthesizing a 3D environment using 2D plate photography and 3D assets, says Engle. The resulting animation and effects pipeline let the on-set team shoot with standard 2D rigs, a much more fluid choice than many of today's bulkier 3D rigs for shooting scenes that range in scale from pint-sized close-ups to full-scale action scenes.
If you're an editor who uses Adobe After Effects then you've probably been faced with this question: How do you get your footage, easily and without a lot of wasted time, into AE for further post? There's always the option of just working with a single clip in After Effects or importing a single clip at a time to build a new compin After Effects. But that can be a very tedious task, to say the least, for a large, complex edit.
Tutor Harry Frank presents an overview of different particle types in Particular 2, how their properties can be set and manipulated over time, and how they might be used to achieve specific effects like sparks and explosions, fireworks, or smoke and fog.
This 10-step guide will give you a running start to using 9b's Studio Lighting & Illumination Kit (SLIK) with Luxology's modo 401. SLIK lets you create your own HDR images inside modo as scenes that you can open, customize and save for your own HDR environments and looks.
Oh, the still image slide show. Whether you love or hate them, most editors have to deal with them in some form. While they might not be terribly common, we all have been asked to do them at some point in our career. This new tool automates the process with some basic effects.
This tutorial, created to showcase a number of new clips from Artbeats, will show you some of the techniques we used here in the Energi Design studio on a recent title design for a foreign documentary called L’automne à Paris.