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‘Total Chaos’ Expands with Over 60 New Speakers

Emerging 3D Visualization Conference Returns May 16-18; Google, Zaha Hadid Architects and Porsche Among Presenters

SOFIA, Bulgaria – April 17, 2019 – This May, Total Chaos returns to Bulgaria with over 60 new ways to inspire the creative community. Created as a way to snapshot the current state of computer graphics, Total Chaos has broadened its scope with new speakers and masterclasses, targeting every industry that uses 3D.

 

Now in its second year, Total Chaos provides a shared space for 3D artists and developers to connect and grow, as they explore how topics like AI, real-time ray tracing, light fields and collaborative VR will continue to change professional workflows. Using the three tracks (Art, Craft, Code), attendees can build schedules based on their interests or industry, as they take in the cutting edge of visualization design. Read more…

Vicon and Sandbox VR team up to Push the Boundaries of Immersive Experiences

Vicon Cameras and Evoke Software Power the New “Amber Sky 2088” Experience for Sandbox VR as the First Step in the New Partnership; 40 New Sites to be Announced Soon

OXFORD, UK – March 14, 2019 – Today, motion capture leader Vicon announces a new collaboration with VR gaming pioneer, Sandbox VR, to bring about the next generation of immersive experience. By utilizing Vicon’s renowned motion capture cameras and its location-based VR (LBVR) software Evoke, the Hong Kong-based Sandbox VR wants to transport up to six people at a time into a future where the fate of humanity lies in the balance, in a new type of VR experience that takes you above the clouds and beyond. Read more…

MPC create an enchanting world for “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

When Clara finds herself in a strange and mysterious parallel world that’s home to Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm and its ruling tyrant, Mother Ginger, to return harmony to the unstable world. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is inspired by the story we all know and love, but at the same time, it’s an all-new adventure that is compelling, exciting, and full of equal parts action and heart.

Lead by overall VFX Supervisor Max Wood and MPC VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg, MPC’s artists crafted more than 1000 shots for Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The scope of the work was wide-ranging, from CG environments including palaces, forests, and rivers, to large-scale FX work and extensive digital character builds and animation. See the Commercial

How Cinesite and Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Lionsgate’s ‘Robin Hood’

Digital Nottingham Centerpiece of New Robin Hood, Brought to Life Over Six Months With Help from Substance Painter and Designer
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France – February 21, 2019 – The city of Nottingham perpetually exists in two states: the metropolitan center that it is today, and the fictional home of one of the world’s most famous outlaws. So when the filmmakers behind 2018’s Robin Hood looked to recreate the fictional Nottingham, they needed to build it from scratch with help from London’s Cinesite Studio 

Working closely with Robin Hood’s VFX supervisor Simon Stanley-Clamp and director Otto Bathurst, Cinesite created a handful of settings and backgrounds for the film, starting with a digital model of Nottingham built to scale. Given its modern look and feel, Nottingham of today wouldn’t do, so the team used Dubrovnik, Croatia as its template. The Croatian city – best known to TV fans around the world as the model for Game of Thrones’ Kings Landing – has become a popular spot for filming historical fiction, thanks to its famed stone walls and medieval structures. That made it an ideal starting point for a film set around the time of the Crusades. Read more

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