Tag: Vfx

Parliamentary Committee grinds into gear for Future of Animation Aspirants!

Animation, Top Stories
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

Afterburn Clouds

Education, Tutorials
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...

Buddha Dispersion using Krakatoa

Education, Tutorials
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

Musky_FlameThrower_FX_TUTOTRIAL

Education, Tutorials
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...

Smoke_PlumeFX_TUTORIAL

Education, Tutorials
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…)

Rolling_Smoke_Tutorial

Education, Tutorials
This is what we will be creating in this tutorial. Fair enough the steps are pretty much simple to get this effect at the very basic level. You must have seen similar kind of effects in movies, TVC, Gaming yet it depends upon the scene, the angle and how close or far the shot is/are. The most important thing is, you can create this effect in any of the 3D software available in market especially, Maya, XSI, Cinema4D, Houdini, Lightwave3D, 3DS Max and not only limited with this market application but also today in production house they have their proprietary software where many CGI result can be obtain much easily than our market based application(s). The main reason between market based applications and in house tools are. The market based applications have certain limitations but the in h

So called Indian Animation Industry

Education, Tips & Tricks, Tutorials
So called industry this name tells us something bit relate about the section where you , me and lots of people like us work together. This article is mostly related to those people who are gaining their skill in this media and entertainment industry. Especially when you talk about this “MEI(Media and Entertainment Industry)” we get lot of other areas which we can focus . I have been long waiting to share this article with all of you and as a matter of fact this article is purely based upon the ongoing trend and the happening in this industry. I have been asked by many upcoming students online as well as offline, meeting them personally, consulting them and not only limited with the students but also with professionals of same sector. (more…)