Thursday, February 27, 2014

Congrats to MR. X Gotham for their work on Pompeii

Congrats to all the artists over at Mr X Gotham for their awesome work on pompeii.. Awesome to see NYC VFX thriving!

Just a taste of MR X from their most recent Demo Reel!

and if you were wondering how to get there from Brooklyn.....  Let Alec Vacura lead you there...

Biking to Mr. X Gotham from Alek Vacura on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

artist SpotLight : Paul Liaw

Be sure to check out the amazing talent and work of Paul Liaw on ZBrushCentral.

Paul features some of his work from The Mill NYC that he did for their amazing commercial for PETA  98% human.

He also shows some of the other sculpts he's been working on and the process he did to have them 3d Printed!  GO PAUL !!!

VFX Breakdown: Developing a 100% CGI Chimp for PETA's "98% Human" from The Mill on Vimeo.

"Life After Pi"

The much anticipated documentary about Rhythm & Hues and what happened to cause one of the best studios in the VFX industry to go chapter 11 at the same time as winning an Academy Award.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Autodesk Project Kahn

Autodesk has teamed up with Donya Labs to leverage their Simplygon program which creates varying levels of detail for 3d models.

 Currently the project is in beta, and can be accessed thru Maya  They are trying to determine the usability and interest.

to join click here.


Autodesk MeshMixer

Made for 3d Printing.. some of these tools look absolutely incredible!

( oh , and its free  )

seriously!?  how cool is this ?




Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SVA Computer Art, Computer Animation and VFX hosts ThinkBox

SVA Computer Art, Computer Animation and VFX invites you Wednesday, February 19th at 7pm for a presentation from ThinkBox of Krakatoa and Xmesh for Maya.

Bobo Petrov, a technical developer and director for films such as Avatar, Tron: Legacy, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Superman Returns, will demonstrate different ways he uses these plugins in his feature film VFX pipeline.

Recently updated  particle rendering plug-in Krakatoa for maya now contains the Magma node editor

Bobo will also be showcasing ThinkBox's geometry caching plug-in Xmesh

SVA compute art is located at 133 West 21st Street, between 6th & 7th Ave., 3rd floor.
and the presentation will be at 7pm on the 19th !. 

I'm really excited about all the plug-in development for maya coming out of thinkBox.. All those times I said, "damn, I wish maya had that plug-in" .

for more info on SVA computer art

for more info on ThinkBox Software

for more info on Krakatoa MY 2.0

for more info on Xmesh

for more info on DeadLine