Thursday, 28 July 2011

Bobik has millions of viewers

Czech 3d commercial "Mnam Mnam Bobik" with simple yet striking animation style has reached almost 12 millions of viewers on youtube. A number which has suprised cg supervisor and co-founder of Tricks, Jakub MareŇ°. The studio`s range of work covers stylized character animation and commercials/film post-production.


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Game render engine for film



It seems games technology is getting again closer to film. This is a a blog about using rendered images from Cryengine for actual movie "Raining Fire".

cryengine film tools

below is just one example from the engine:


Mostly discussed is the balance between advantages (speed of render) and disadvantages (getting complex animation into the engine). I guess for the beginning it might do just with environments and take its first share on the market.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

UPP - Prague VFX has new website and is hiring



I feel like I`m spamming my own blog today, but there`s lot going on. Prague VFX facility UPP (150+ people) has new website after 100 years :-p And also for the very first time they are advertising specialized disciplines, no "3d artist" as before. See their Careers, link below as well. This is really like milestone :)


http://www.upp.cz/
http://www.upp.cz/careers-p24.html

Monday, 18 July 2011

MPC pipeline



Nice article on recent MPC pipeline. This is worth reading if you`re into VFX facility workflows:

Digital Domain and Reliance open studio in London



This seems to be quite recent news as there will be new Digital Domain managed facility in London. It`s owned by Reliance company which will do the same in Mumbai.
The work will cover all postproduction including broadcast, commercials and film. Here is press release from DD:


http://digitaldomain.com/press/6


Also some information is in this article:

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Prime Focus Hiring



Prime Focus VFX is currently looking for Generalists, FX TDs, Lighting TDs and Compositors. There is currently Judge Dredd in production and the VFX department is still expanding.
http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/uk/film-vfx


There is also a position of R&D programmer.
Main 3d package is Autodesk Maya. For more information, please contact Prime Focus HR department, you may use the link below:
http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/uk/filmvfxuk003-0


Monday, 4 July 2011

More on Rage

This video interview is about a month old, so still quite fresh stuff. Now Matt Hooper, Design Director of id, has joined Tim Willits with introduction to some game characters. If it`s going to be as playable as it looks, then there`s some very cool game to get hands on.



More here in this article