Discreet's Systems Help Create Deep Freeze for Day After Tomorrow
Discreet clients that also worked on the many challenging visual effects shots in THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW include: ILM, Hydraulx (4,000 frame entirely computer generated opening with fly-over of an Antarctic ice shelf), Ring of Fire Studios (completed 36 breath shots using combustion), The Orphanage, Zoic Studios (digital breath scenes for a frozen New York) and Digital Domain.
Digital Domain used Discreets flagship flame visual effects system and combustion visual effects software on THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. Said Sonja Burchard, a compositing lead for the film at Digital Domain: "Discreet's flame system was great for look development on THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. Using the flame system, we were able to achieve quick turnaround and get buy-off on a look before committing time and resources to a final 3D solution. The sparks were perfect for visual effects, which required compound manipulation of multiple elements. When used in conjunction with flame's paint module we were able to achieve timely 2D solutions to complex problems."
Montreal-based Discreet (www.discreet.com), a division of Autodesk Inc., offers award-winning solutions designed for digital media creation, management and delivery-across all disciplines from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, Web/interactive and design visualization.