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Posted: 11 Nov 2016

Sidekick Short Film and Rig Release

Sidekick Short Film and Rig Release

Jeff Cassidy's short film "SideKick" was finally released! Have you seen it?

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Author: Stephen
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Posted: 8 Sep 2016

Mushroom Log 01: Camera Release

Mushroom Log 01: Camera Release

We are trying something new here. We thought it might be good to try to create some scene setups that include live-action plates, matchmoved cameras and set geo for shadow casting. It could be fun to build a library of scenes that can be downloaded and animated to. 

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Posted: 25 May 2016

Centennial Park: Tracking the Footage for Animation

Centennial Park: Tracking the Footage for Animation

The next phase in developing our Centennial Park shot was to matchmove the footage and get a 3D camera into Maya. The tutorials on the PFTrack website make it look pretty easy, but I think they have a pretty near-perfect scene for tracking in thier example. I wasn't so lucky...

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Author: Stephen
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Posted: 19 May 2016

Centennial Park: Shooting Live-Action Plates

Centennial Park: Shooting Live-Action Plates

We found a location for our first ever film shoot! Before you get too excited though, let me temper those expectations. We really just wanted some test footage to try a few things and develop our pipeline/workflow. What follows are the results of our shoot, good and bad...

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Posted: 4 May 2016

A Hero's Walk Cycle

A Hero's Walk Cycle

As we get ready to start creating live-action plates for animation, we thought a simple animation test would be good so we can shoot some footage and drop it into any scene without worrying too much about animating to the plates. So here we have our generic walk cycle... 

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