Daily Archive for January 13th, 2012

An Old Favorite with a New Twist

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The challenge of generating assets for an iconic brand is no easy task. Thankfully, Snowblind Studios and our friends over at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment were up to the challenge. The results are a breathtaking re-imaging of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. The folks at CGSociety.org have posted a write-up on the game and included some amazing images. Check out the full article here.

Art Director Philip Straub, and the dedicated designers at Snowblind, worked hard to create vast worlds and characters for this epic RPG adventure. According to Straub, “there was a big push across all the art staff to implement ZBrush into both the environment and character pipeline. For many, ZBrush was a brand new tool, but the artists quickly got up to speed on how to implement it into the overall pipeline.”

Read more about the process of bringing this game to life at CGSociety.org.






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