Autodesk Tools Used on 14 Oscar-Nominated Films
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo -- nominated for five awards -- Digital Domain created digital doubles, matte paintings, animation and set extensions using both Maya and 3ds Max. Method Studios contributed to 101 VFX shots, including a fully CG train sequence through a snow-covered landscape using Maya, Flame and Autodesk Flare software. Blur Studios created the amazing title sequence using a combination of 3ds Max for animation and Autodesk Softimage for keyframing.
La Luna -- nominated for Short Film (animated) -- Pixar used Maya and Pixar's own Renderman to create this mystical coming-of-age story.
The Muppets -- nominated for Original Song -- LOOK Effects used a combination of Flame, Flare and Maya to help bring these beloved characters to life in this box-office hit.
The Tree of Life -- nominated for three awards including Best Picture -- Method Studios used Maya to help create the fully CG 4K (4096 × 3112 pixels per frame) sequence for the film's "Microbial" section, which plays effectively alongside practical and mixed-technique approaches. Method's EVP Dan Glass was also the film's overall senior visual effects supervisor. Prime Focus used Maya, 3ds Max and Mudbox to create the wonderfully realistic dinosaur sequences, dedicating a team of 50 artists to achieving Terrence Malick's vision for these scenes.
War Horse -- nominated for six awards including Best Picture -- UK-based Framestore used Maya to help create the equine digital double, barbwire VFX integration, digital environments and clean-up on 200 shots for Steven Spielberg's epic drama. Hollywood and London-based The Third Floor also previsualized key sequences using a toolset that includes Maya.
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