Category: CGI & motion capture


Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

07 September, 2016 エスピオン

ILM have shared a sample of the visual effects work created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The history of ILM leads all the way back to 1975 and origins of Star Wars and The Force Awakens gave us the opportunity to once again push the boundaries of what is possible in character animation and […]

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Tom Clancy’s The Division: Agent Origins (Pursuit)

28 June, 2016 エスピオン

Inspired by the groundbreaking video game and created in collaboration with innovative YouTube powerhouses CorridorDigital, RocketJump, and Devin Supertramp, Ubisoft proudly presents Tom Clancy’s The Division™: Agent Origins. This thrilling live action video series follows the lives of four agents of The Division as they’re activated and leap headfirst into the fight to save New […]

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CG Short: The Last Day of War

28 June, 2016 エスピオン

Enjoy this part 2 of the Last Day of War” by the talented Dima Fedotov! The last war broke out. All the people are dead, but the machines continue dutifully to follow orders. The automatic base machines begin fueling and charging the weapons of last surviving bomber preparing it to drop bombs on the dead […]

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Unity Adam film

The Adam demo is a real-time-rendered short film created with the Unity engine by our demo team. It runs at 1440p on a GeForce GTX980 and was shown on the booths at our Unite Europe conference. It’s built to showcase and test out the graphical quality achievable with Unity in 2016.

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Houdini Ocean Waves Rendered with Octane C4D + Krakatoa

17 December, 2015 エスピオン
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THE WALK Visual Effects Breakdown Reel

07 December, 2015 エスピオン

An inspiring look at how the story-driven visual effects for The Walk were brought to life by artists at Atomic Fiction, Rodeo FX, and UPP.

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Alien Resurrection: Creating Newborn

24 September, 2015 エスピオン

From sculpture to its first animatronic test then all the way to its final paint, enjoy this look into the ALIEN film series’ most controversial character. Misfire or hit, you can’t deny it’s a pretty successful puppet, brought to life by some great Studio ADI artists. ALIEN RESURRECTION’s “newborn” is perhaps the most controversial creature […]

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WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry] Luminous Engine demo

24 September, 2015 エスピオン

A demonstration of the Luminous Engine running in DX 12, by Square Enix.

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Beeple: Zero-Day

23 September, 2015 エスピオン

The next world war will not be invisible. After the success of STUXNET, a virus written by the United States to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, the U.S. government could no longer deny it was developing cyber weapons meant to do physical damage. With US companies and agencies under constant attack from state-sponsored Chinese hackers, […]

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Artomatix: seamless textures without noticeable tiling

19 September, 2015 エスピオン

Artomatix Cloud is built for Texture Artists and Modelers in the video game and VFX industries, to create seamless textures that can be infinitely tiled without any noticeable repeating. Using just a small section of texture input, the Artomatix Studio grows it to any desirable size, so that the new image looks perfectly natural and […]

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RealtimeUK Fluids Reel

11 September, 2015 エスピオン

RealtimeUK have been developing and improving their Fluids pipeline over the past few years, including integrating Houdini into our pipeline. Houdini is used in many Blockbuster feature films, and open source formats such as Alembic have allowed VFX artists to integrate it into their 3Ds-Max and Vray pipeline. On average, fluid simulations contain 20 – […]

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KUNG FURY Official Movie

28 May, 2015 エスピオン

Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners. The campaign that was launched in December 2013 was backed by more than […]

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PLUG – SHORT SCI FI FILM

12 May, 2015 エスピオン

Directorial debut from internationally renowned designer and concept artist, David Levy (Tron legacy, Prometheus, Ender’s Game, Tomorrowland, Avatar2). The short film is the first 15 minutes of a science fiction TV series Levy has outlined and hopes to film. Unlike the highly VFX-ed science fiction films inundating audiences today, PLUG is a return to 1970’s […]

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State Zero – post apocalyptic short by Andrée Wallin

11 May, 2015 エスピオン

In the near future, the capital of Sweden has turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. We join four soldiers on a routine mission in ‘Zone 3’, with the assignment to investigate an old surveillance tower that just went offline. That’s the setting in first-time director Andrée Wallin’s short film. With Andrées direction, renowned visual concepts and […]

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TRUE SKIN sci fi short film

Written & Directed by: Stephan Zlotescu Director of Photography: H1

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EXTROPY – Speedhack by Dylan Nathan AKA Jega

When reality is augmented, DNA is synthetic and machines are sentient, what does it mean to be real? What is life? Speedhack is a high-octane journey through a near future city sprawl. Created entirely by Dylan J Nathan aka Jega, the short is a proof of concept scene from EXTROPY, a sci-fi feature film for […]

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Deleted Scenes

09 April, 2015 エスピオン

Cut scenes from Star Wars Episode V found on the Blu-ray. All clips were edited to have sound effects/score/foley to feel more like the final film. -Han and Leia (Extended Echo Base Argument) 0:00 -Deleted Wampa Scenes 1:39 -Luke’s Recovery 4:20 -Luke and Leia (Medical Center) 5:34 -The Fate of General Veers 7:46 -Yoda’s Test […]

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LUNAR, Short Film

24 March, 2015 エスピオン

Set in Los Angeles, 2057, an outlaw is captured and sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment on the LUNAR penitentiaries. To reunite with his family, he must become the first convict to escape the corrupt system and return to Earth. Director Tyson Wade Johnston set out to shoot a short sci-fi/thriller project titled “LUNAR”. He […]

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The Leviathan – Teaser

19 March, 2015 エスピオン

Proof of Concept Teaser for The Leviathan. Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/RuairiRobinson Developed with the assistance of Bord Scannáin na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board Created by Ruairi Robinson. With a script by Jim Uhls (screenwriter of FIGHT CLUB)

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Крепость/Fortress

07 October, 2014 エスピオン

Despite the fact that mankind is killed, the war still continues. War continued with automated system left by people. One of the last surviving bomber and its pilot still performs its task. The city is dead for a long time. Dead people who built it. Dead people who gave the order to destroy the city. […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks

22 August, 2014 エスピオン

Check out this incredibly insightful behind the scenes, by the talented team at Sony Pictures Imageworks, where they show how they created new animation techniques for The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Narrated by Animation Supervisor David Schaub. And another scene breakdown with Electro

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Making of SYNCHRONICITY by Side, 3Lateral, & Cubic Motion

20 August, 2014 エスピオン

Watch this fantastic and realistic CGI performance capture called “SYNCHRONICITY” starring Lydia Leonard and written and directed by Mark Healy. “SYNCHRONICITY” was created to showcase the depth of emotion achievable by capturing and animating the finer details of a performance. Writing, casting, directing and performance capture was carried out by award winning production company Side. […]

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The Making of Ghost in the Shell 3D

06 August, 2014 エスピオン

Making of G.I.T.S. is a site dedicated to show sample work that went into the collaborative Ghost in the Shell project from the 3D team, and to properly represent the people that worked on the project in their free time. This is their tribute to an insanely inspirational piece of Art by Mamoru Oshii. makingof2501.com

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League of Legends Cinematic: A New Dawn – Behind the Scenes

03 August, 2014 エスピオン

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below for a look at how Riot Games tapped into character design, music, animation, and even classic Foley techniques to showcase some of your favorite champions slugging it out for blood, guts, and glory.

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The Crew Trailer – behind the scenes

22 July, 2014 エスピオン

Check out how Unit Image created The Crew trailer: an amazing MMO racing game from Ivory Tower and Ubisoft. This trailer mixes the crafty car manufacturer and hefty action scene genres. Here’s the original trailer:

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