The Mill has released a behind the scenes look at their recent spot for Heathrow Airport. It’s a Wonderful Flight takes place over a 50 year period, requiring historical reconstructions of the Airport, multiple generations of bears and 29 different outfits (created and simmed with Marvellous Designer). Watch it on Vimeo.
Goodbye Kansas has released a breakdown video showcasing the VFX work created for Borg vs McEnroe which has received a best Visual Effects nomination at the 2018 Swedish Film Awards. Watch it on Vimeo.
Isotropix has released a series of 3 quick-start tutorials to help users get up to speed quickly with Clarisse, its combined animation, compositing and rendering application. In the first video you will learn the basic UI and workflow, the second covers materials lights and cameras, and the final video looks at rendering, compositing and rendering.
FXGuide has published an in depth article on the VFX created by Mr X for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water with a focus on the CG work to create the Amphibian Man who is "entirely CG from the top of his head to the top of his upper lip, in every shot in the film". Read the article in full on FXGuide.
Unity Technologies has announced that from Unity 2018.1 it will no longer bundle or support MonoDevelop-Unity. This is due to a shift to C# 6.0 which is not fully supported by this IDE. As a consequence, starting from Unity 2018.1, Visual Studio for Mac will be included for macOS installations and Visual Studio 2017 Community will continue to be included for windows while MonoDevelop-Unity will be dropped as an alternative. More on the Unity blog.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year's sci-tech award recipients. Among the winners are Jeff Lait, Mark Tucker, Cristin Barghiel and John Lynch for their contributions to the design and architecture of the Houdini visual effects and animation system, and Mark Elendt and Side Effects Software for its creation and development. (more...)