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Effects Omelette

Wednesday, 3 August
1:45 - 3:30 pm
Hall B
Session Chair: Diego Gutierrez, Universidad de Zaragoza

Visual Simulation of Wispy Smoke

For the movie "Cursed," Frantic Films needed to replicate the wispy smoke of werewolves touching silver. This sketch describes the techniques and tools developed to do it.

Christopher Batty
Frantic Films
R3B cbatty (at)

Ben Houston

Highway To Hell

For "Constantine," we had to create a highly stylized depiction of hell. A 3D world was rendered with burning sky, crumbling buildings, flying debris, and crawling demons.

Matt Jacobs
Tippett Studio
mjacobs (at)

Cartoony Fluid Animation

Dynamic solutions, while effective, don't easily provide a cartoony style for fluid. We focused on hand-drawn animation choices to help our 3D tools arrive at effective fluid caricature.

Yvett Merino
Walt Disney Feature Animation
yvett.merino (at)

Peter DeMund
Walt Disney Feature Animation

Surfing Zebra, A "Madagascar" Effects Breakdown

The production elements and techniques used to create drama through ever-changing patterns in foam and spray as a wave breaks, spills, and hurtles a surfing zebra towards the Madagascar shore.

Marty Usiak
musiak (at)

Matt Baer
Mark Manfrey
David Hart