Author: Thorsten Meyer

  • Introduction to Camera Tracking by Rhythm & Hues (updated)

    Rhythm & Hues did release a small introduction about camera tracking (using Maya live): The movies are on Rhythm & Hues web site Introduction to camera tracking (1.2 MB) Example to show the need for camera tracking (14.6 MB) Maya live setup (7.3 MB) Initial alignment of the camera (6.0 MB) Fine tuning the alignment […]

  • ’31 Days of Oscar’ promo

    A great ‘31 Days of Oscar‘ promo from Fresh Paint is packed with stunning visual effects. “Using a combination of shot elements and 3d, we were able to bring a contemporary feel to otherwise classic movies.” As we look at this more from a vfx and Digital F/X point of view the spot shows a […]

  • Newtek released more then 16 hours of free LightWave training

    WilliamVaughan and Chuck (Chuck Baker) did release more then free 16 hours of Free LightWave training . Newtek did post over 16 hours of LightWave training covering Modelin General Modeling Organic Modeling Surfacing/Texturing Tools Mapping Surface Editor Node Editor Animation Animation Tools General Animation Animating Cameras and Lights Vehicle Animation Character Animation Particles Dynamics Lighting […]

  • Cloverfield (formerly known as Central Park) a new VFX and DFX movie

    “Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper desends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera. the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives. ” Cloverfield is […]

  • (USA) Library of Congress Shares Over 3,000 Photographs on Flickr

    [kml_flashembed movie=”/wp-content/tiltviewerpro/TiltViewer.swf” height=”600″ width=”650″ fversion=”9″ useexpressinstall=”true” allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=” user_id = 8623220@N02″/] The Q&A about the shared images from the Library of Congress Photos on Flickr Frequently Asked Questions which is available as well. Q: Why is the Library placing pictures on Flickr? A: We have several goals: To share photographs from the Library’s collections with […]

  • Trapcode Form released

    Trapcode Form has been released. It is a grid-based 3D particle system with a twist. It can be used to create fluid, organic patterns, complex geometric structures and swirling stringy animations etc and it can be used to visualize audio. Form works in AE 7 and later. Trapcode Forms features: Uses AE’s comp camera Audio […]

  • T-Gen for XSI released

    simartom did release T-Gen, T-Gen is a tree and plant generator plugin which is fully integrated into XSI. According to simartom T-Gen comes with over 80 appearance and distribution parameters, full utilization of XSI curves and node-based hierarchy ensures great flexibility and huge possibilities while creating your own trees and plants. Almost all parameters of […]

  • mocha-AE has been released by Imagineer Systems

    mocha-AE is a stand alone 2D tracking tool for the After Effects community based on Imagineer Systems’ unique 2.5D Planar Tracking technology. mocha-AE helps solve problematic shots that traditionally challenge point based trackers, such as footage with objects moving out of frame, lack of detail, motion blur and heavy grain. This helps the artist to […]