Summer Movies Use Autodesk Technology
Gray Matter FX used the Inferno system on several of the 50 shots it created for LORDS OF DOGTOWN, a film about the birth of California skateboard culture. The film's stunt doubles included some of the original skateboarders, who were called upon to perform certain signature moves. Gray Matter FX then used the Inferno system to track, warp and composite the actors' faces onto the stunt doubles.
Most of the digital visual effects in THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY were created by Cinesite Europe, including a main sequence with computer-generated bad guy Humma Kavula. "In the main sequence, Humma Kavula moves across a table. A lot of complex digital cleanup work and intricately detailed interaction using multiple motion control passes were required," explained Adam McInnes, visual effects supervisor for Cinesite Europe. "Given its speed and sophistication, Inferno was definitely the best system for the job."
Autodesk's Inferno, Flame and Flint visual effects systems, Discreet Smoke editing system and 3ds Max software shaped ADVENTURES OF SHARK BOY AND LAVA GIRL. "3ds Max software continues to be an integral tool in the creation of visual effects here at The Orphanage," explained visual effects supervisor Ryan Tudhope. "On Robert Rodriguez's latest film, 3ds Max software's extensive features and ease of use helped us complete over 150 stereoscopic shots featuring complex digital environments, dynamics and characters."
Founded in 1982, Autodesk Inc. (www.autodesk.com) is headquartered in San Rafael, California. The company recently renamed Discreet to Autodesk Media and Ent. The division best known for 3ds max and other digital imaging software will continue to service the film, video, gaming and related media and entertainment markets. This renaming ensures that the creative toolset from Autodesk Media and Ent. will stay on the leading edge of product innovation.