‘Transformers,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Terminator’ and ‘Harry Potter’: ILM Delivers Visual Effects Magic With Autodesk Software
“Every year the quantity and quality of visual effects-driven movies rises. ILM continues to push the technological and creative envelope by creating stunning visual effects that thrill audiences worldwide,” said
The summer movie season began in early May with the global release of “Star Trek” for which ILM created 797 shots on some of the largest CG models it has ever built using a combination of tools, including Maya and Inferno. “‘Star Trek’ was one of the most creative, fun and artistic projects I’ve ever worked on,” remarked
“This film represented a new beginning for ‘Star Trek.’ Working closely with
With over 555 shots and 46 hero robots – some with over 50,000 individually animatable parts – as well as the need to create an IMAX version, the sequel to “Transformers” posed many challenges for the ILM crew of 250+ artists who worked on the project. The crew calculated that it would take a typical home computer 16,000 years to render this movie. Associate Animation Supervisor
In addition to “Star Trek” and “Transformers,” an ILM team of 150-plus created 366 effects shots for “Terminator Salvation” using Maya and Inferno. “Autodesk software was integral to achieving the ambitious visual effects of ‘Terminator Salvation’ within the short production schedule,” explained
And in this summer’s upcoming
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