September 19, 2008
Digital Animation Studio Plastic Wax Tapped By Relic for Warhammer(R) 40,000(TM): Dawn of War(R) II Premiere
Plastic Wax today revealed their collaboration with leading developer Relic to produce the first Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II trailer, which recently debuted. The trailer can be seen now at www.dawnofwar2.com.
"It was our mission to make sure gamers' first impressions of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II was flawless," said Owen Hurley, Director of Animations and Cinematics with Relic. "To give fans a taste of where Relic's latest masterpiece is going, both in terms of action and visuals, we needed an extended cinematic that brought frenzied battles to life unlike anything that has ever been seen before. Plastic Wax delivered big time."
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is set in the far distant future. The 41st millennium is a dark, forbidding place, ravaged by thousands of years of conflict. Across this gothic universe huge armies struggle for victory in a battle to the death. Visualizing action on this scale for two and half minutes required a depth of skill and resources rarely found at traditional animation houses.
"Bringing the amazing Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop to life was a huge honor for our studio," said Nathan Maddams, Creative Director, Plastic Wax. "This project gave us a unique opportunity to partner with the talented folks at Relic to give gamers the first peek at what will be the premiere RTS game of the year."
For more information about Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, visit www.dawnofwar2.com.
About Plastic Wax
Plastic Wax is a leading digital design, 3D art, animation and production studio specializing in the creation of premium digital entertainment, 3D art and animation for the global videogames and entertainment industry. From scripting and story-boarding, to character and set design, audio and sound effects for film, television and videogames, high and low poly modeling, motion capture and hand key animation and visual effects, Plastic Wax offers the complete creative solution for your CG requirements. Whether it is the latest videogame, feature length DVD movie or 30 second television commercial, the Plastic Wax teams will be able to meet your digital 3D art, animation and visual effects needs. The teams specialize in creating premium movies for videogame cut-scenes and intros, as well as complex in-game character modeling and animation. Located in Sydney, Australia with clients across the globe Plastic Wax's studios include a complete motion-capture studio, sound recording and editing suites, and comprehensive art and animation facilities. For more info visit www.plasticwax.com.