'Real Steel'’s Noisy Boy to Appear at SIGGRAPH 2012

Noisy Boy from “Real Steel” is scheduled to make an appearance in the Computer Animation Festival Production Session “Making the Steel Real: Moving VFX Into Production.”

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If you ever wanted to have your picture taken with something ridiculously awesome (like a seven-foot tall robot), then mark your calendars for SIGGRAPH 2012 where Noisy Boy from Real Steel is scheduled to make an appearance in the Computer Animation Festival Production Session “Making the Steel Real: Moving VFX Into Production.”

Following is the session description: Nominated for a visual effects Academy Award, DreamWorks’ Real Steel was recognized not only for its rollicking boxing matches between CG robots, but also for the seamless way the film moves between practical robots and their CG counterparts. In this panel, some of the “Real Steel” filmmakers walk through robot design, explain key techniques and shots, and share the groundbreaking virtual-production process that they packed up and moved to Detroit, which compressed the shooting schedule to 71 days with no second unit.

The session takes place Tuesday (7 August) from 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM in the LA Convention Center’s Hall B.  PLEASE NOTE: After the session, Noisy Boy will be moved to a secure location nearby so that attendees have a few hours for photographs with him.

To hear directly from Erik Nash, VFX Supervisor with Digital Domain, on how they made the film, click here.

Special thanks to Digital Domain and Legacy Effects for making Noisy Boy’s appearance possible at SIGGRAPH 2012.

Source: ACM SIGGRAPH