Siggraph 2012 was chalk full of stellar presentations. One noteworthy example was produced by Legacy Effects Studios own Senior Technician Jason Lopes. Aside from being an ultra cool cat, Jason is a technical wizard and highly experienced in the realm of 3d rapid prototyping. Some of the assets on display included, The Hulk from The Avengers blockbuster film and characters and creatures from John Carter of Mars. To find out more about 3d printing, visit the Objet homepage. To see images of the assets on hand, visit repertoire: It’s a 3D World.
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FX Guide recently sat with VFX supervisor Juri Stannosek to discuss the making of Game of Thrones season two. In case you’ve been living on an island, Game of Thrones is the Emmy nominated fantasy television series created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for HBO. You can watch the in depth interview with Pixomondo‘s own Juri Stannosek by visiting the FX Guide website.
Elasto Plastic is the newest offering from Shapeways. Now you can wear a more flexible design on the go. It looks like the world of fashion is about to take another monster leap forward.
Check out the entire Wired article here.
This deep sea diver hits the mark. Check out AMC Pixel Factory’s post here. You’ll see the development process in a collection of informative and inspiring videos by this Romanian digital content provider. Be sure to check out the company homepage for more on what projects are currently being developed.
Two interviews for the price of one!
Image Engine had two major productions come out last year (more recently to DVD) and we thought it would be especially interesting to put them side by side for you because they show two radically different ways of using ZBrush.
For Immortals, they used ZBrush to sculpt an absolutely insane number of polygons for the epic environments that were used in the film. On the other hand, The Thing used ZBrush for “horrifically beautiful” organic work.
Both interviews show a truly impressive amount of work and dedication by the artists at Image Engine, as well as great examples of movie-making problem solving.
We hope you enjoy them!
The father and son team of Chester and Mike Fields have successfully completed a monument for the Washington State University that will forever leave their mark on the community and school.
Take a look at the process and steps associated with this massive undertaking and witness how ZBrush is playing a vital role in taking traditional sculpting forward into the future.
The highly anticipated sequel to THQ’s hit action adventure Darksiders is almost here. With an expected launch date scheduled for August, many devotees are chomping at the bit to get their hands on this one. This time around players get the chance to take a cold ride as Death in the fight between heaven and hell. To quench your inner thirst for death, check out Tyrone Maddams’ ZBrushCentral post here.
The crowd is on their feet in anticipation. Brutus doesn’t let them down and launches into a toss for the ages.
Visit the ZBrushCentral forum for a breakdown of how Brutus the ancient Olympian was born and see the short film created by Adam McAllister, Gerard Dunleavy and Priya Mistry.
Gold medals all around!
The Avengers film has movie goers blazing through tickets and shattering box office records. Find out more about the process behind this spring time sensation by listening to the fxpodcast. Even ZBrush artist and ILM Character Modeler, Kris Costa aka Antropus on the ZBrushCentral Forum gets an honorable mention.
You can read more about the behind the scenes goods and the role ZBrush played in this mega blockbuster by visiting the fxguide roll call page.
Check out the latest assets used in the production of Gears of War 3 by visiting ZBrushCentral.
The models and concepts were handled by Mike Kime and Jay Hawkins respectively, along with the Art Direction of Chris Perna. In case you missed our feature on Gears of War 2, you can read it and many other user stories by visiting Pixologic.com/Interview.
These guys live up to the name, EPIC!!!