The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed a preliminary list of 20 movies that were under consideration for Academy Award nominations in the Visual Effects category at this year’s awards ceremony. That list has now been cut down to a mere ten films, encompassing a wide range of projects that offered up visual magic on the screen over the last 12 months. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” are among the 10 films to advance, the Academy announced on Friday. Here are the movies (in alphabetical order) still in the running: “Arrival” “The BFG” “Captain America: Civil War” “Deepwater Horizon” “Doctor Strange” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “The Jungle Book” “
The student project BreakingPoint has just claimed the "Best Student Project" award at the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia (December 5-8, Macao/China). BreakingPoint, which was created as a diploma project at the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, takes the honors for its breath-taking VFX and its meaningful employment to a convincing narrative of a woman giving birth. SIGGRAPH Asia and SIGGRAPH are the world's largest conferences on the theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques, and the awards bestowed at the Computer Animation Festival distinguish the greatest work in this field. BreakingPoint transforms the concept of "hysterical strength" - the display of seemingly superhuman strength in life and death situations - into a
Behind-the-scenes are unleashed, giving a thriving thrill to the audiences! The Realm of VFX is always known for making fascinating waves around the circuit of creativity. These creators decide the evolution of their creations, they don’t use ‘trial and error’ instead use dashes of ‘Volition and unflappable determination.’ (more…)
Secret behind Colossus’s shiny body revealed… Colossus, a fictional super hero commonly associated with X-Men by Marvel Comics, has been seen in different movies and comics since 1975. His latest appearance in DC’s Deadpool has been a shiny one. He’s CGI is pictured as one shiny chrome body with a strong metal physic. (more…)
The parliamentary committee on Information Technology and Broadcasting has implementation of the project that encourages young creative wizards in animation, gaming and VFX… In a bid to boost animation industry across India, the parliamentary committee has strongly suggested for setting up the National Centre of Excellence swiftly. The move aims at bolstering animation, gaming and visual effects segments in different corners of the country. As per the committee findings, National Centre of Excellence is the need of the hour, a specific and dedicated institution will train the young guns to secure the future of animation phenomenon in India. For setting up the center, the committee has spent Rs. 2.6 million already from the allotted 3 million to them, says the Revised Estimate
Before we start with this tutorial, clouds are known to be one of the most difficult but challenging task till date. Many mid-level to large companies have their own toolkits for such effect. There are many proprietary application been constantly getting either upgrade or developed from scratch to amend their in house pipeline. Applications like Zeno , Ringmaster, Marionette, Quill and many other has been used in feature films. Afterburn is an plug-in developed only for 3DS Max. Yet ther are no news for Maya. Since Maya have their Ray Marching System in build. About Afterburn :- AfterBurn is an advanced volumetric particle effects engine plug-in that works exclusively with Autodesk Media & Entertainment's 3ds Max program, and gives you the ability to create realistic smoke, c...
Hello guys I am Vikas Nagolkar and I am bringing you another exiting tutorial on a very famous and common topic "Dispersion". Yet this you can call as famous and common, it is still being used in Films, Game Cinematic and Television commercials. But their execution of dispersion may differ. We can carry out many kinds of dispersion either by Geometry, Shaded techniques, Compositing, Lighting and mainly through particles and dynamics. Here we are going to use a plug-in for 3DS Max called "Krakatoa"developed first as in-house Volumentric Particle Render Engine by Frantic Film, a sister company of Prime Focus. Well there are other add-on from the same company like "Flood, Flood Spray, Flood Surf, Deadline" for 3DS Max and "Awake" for Digital Fusion. Now , let see what Krakatoa can do…Krakat
Alright so without wasting any more time, let's get back to simulate this effect. Part 1 Setting up Particle System This effect has been simulated via Particle Flow. Even a small amount of particles can create great effect. It's just the matter of few tweaking. Follow these steps carefully to achieve this effect. (more…)
Musky Flame Thrower Creating Fire in CG and making it look ultra realistic is one of the most challenging job. Fire comes in all size and shapes and behaves differently depending upon the combustible materials, exposure of camera it's being filmed on and or viewed with our naked eye. Fire looks more believable when you evaluate its motion of the flames, the shader /color of fire and its related interaction with the environment , the ambience light fusing with it. Plus add on is the smoke that fuel creates during burning of such combustible substances. Here in this tutorial we'll be creating not the exact FlameThrower but yet somewhat like muskiness in which and how FlameThrower would act. You can also further this tutorial in creating Dragon Fire and or LargeScale FlameThrower. (more&hel...
Now let's see the procedure for creating this kind of smoke effect. There are many kinds of techniques that artist perform for creating only fiery explosions, smoke based explosions and or both mixture of fire and smoke based explosions where fuel plays a vital role in that process. With every development of Fume FX software comes new set of parameters that have taken the level of Visual Effects subsequently up. My past couple of tutorials, I have been focusing on showing you people different kind of explosion techniques and how they can be easily done without the aid of Maxscript or using multiple sets of different software's along with Fume FX. (more…)