Holiday Movies Twilight, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Others Come to Life With Autodesk Technology
Visual Effects Enhance Storytelling in Fantasy Films, Historical Dramas and Animated Movies
Visual effects (VFX) studio CIS Vancouver led the visual effects effort on the teen vampire box office bonanza, Twilight. Full of atmospheric effects, the 250-shot Twilight required heavy rotoscoping and compositing to incorporate hyperkinetic vampire motion and augment stormy weather. For the previsualization stage, CIS extensively relied upon Autodesk Maya 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A scene set in a ballet studio filled with mirrors created complex visual challenges, requiring tracking of more than half a dozen reflective bounces between the mirrors. “Using Maya to conduct multiple camera pre-tests from many angles, we were able to save the production team hours of set time,” said
CIS also worked on the historical drama Changeling. As the lead VFX house, CIS’ dedicated team of artists worked diligently with a shortened schedule to ready the film for its
In an imaginary animal universe, DreamWorks Animation‘s dazzling computer-generated (CG) animated film
For the instant cult classic City of Ember, lead VFX house Luma Pictures used Maya and several plug-in solutions including mental ray and RealFlow. These tools were used to create a fantastical world filled with complex CG water systems, full subterranean CG sets and an enormous CG mole.
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