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Mike_RB
12-12-2009, 10:29 PM
Everything goes faster with a montage!

See the front page:

http://www.theembassyvfx.com

-Mike

jin choung
12-12-2009, 10:51 PM
very cool.

one of the best "walkers" i've seen in a movie. nice job mike.

jin

Larry_g1s
12-12-2009, 11:09 PM
Very nice work. What was done with LW if you don't mind me asking? Also, I shot you out a PM awhile ago and never got a response. :foreheads

Matt
12-13-2009, 01:24 AM
About bloody time too! Been wanting to watch this featurette for ages! :)

OnlineRender
12-13-2009, 04:21 AM
everybody needs a montage !

radams
12-13-2009, 09:46 AM
Hi Mike,

You and EmbassyFX do very nice work!

Just wanted to ask if you did any of the tracking, or comping on the shots?
Nice animation performances and rendering(lighting).

What did the FX super provide you with from the location?

Did you have any HDR's probes?
Or just the reflective and gray globes?

What other information or materials did you get from FX super?

Thanks ;)

Congrates on a job well done...and an entertaining movie to boot :)

Cheers,

Mike_RB
12-13-2009, 07:54 PM
Hi Mike,
You and EmbassyFX do very nice work!
Just wanted to ask if you did any of the tracking, or comping on the shots?
Nice animation performances and rendering(lighting).
What did the FX super provide you with from the location?
Did you have any HDR's probes?
Or just the reflective and gray globes?
What other information or materials did you get from FX super?
Thanks ;)
Congrates on a job well done...and an entertaining movie to boot :)
Cheers,

No LW on this one. modo>xsi>MR

I did some of the tracking, used syntheyes. I didn't do any comp work.
Most of the time we had basic camera info only. It was such a quick a loose shoot that there was a lot of trust involved in us being able to pull off the work.
We shot 360 HDR pano's which we stitched using ptGUI.
No globes were used.

radams
12-13-2009, 08:16 PM
Thanks Mike,

For all of the info!

How did syntheyes do dealing with the rolling shutter of the RED ONE?
Did you have to do a lot of manual tweeks?

Did you have a matchmove dept. supply you with any 3D tracks?

Did the FX Supers give you any lense info, etc. per shot...or did you just wing it?

I agree with Jin ;)...that this is one of the best walker performances I've seen.

Congrats to you and the team that did it!

Cheers,

Mike_RB
12-13-2009, 08:38 PM
THow did syntheyes do dealing with the rolling shutter of the RED ONE?
Did you have to do a lot of manual tweeks?

Did you have a matchmove dept. supply you with any 3D tracks?

Did the FX Supers give you any lense info, etc. per shot...or did you just wing it?

I agree with Jin ;)...that this is one of the best walker performances I've seen.

Congrats to you and the team that did it!

Cheers,

Thanks. Syntheyes was a champ and we didn't have a whoel lot of rolling shutter issues. Putting a single character into a messy gritty environment meant we had a lot of leeway. If we were doing building extensions or something we'd be in a lot more trouble.

We had the standard camera info... lens, general height, general focal distance...

And we are our own matchmove dept.

Thanks, it was fun to work on and had a lot in common from what we learned on Iron Man. No mocap this time around although we did try a test of mocapping someone wearing jump stilts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdtQn-qe7g8

JeffrySG
12-13-2009, 09:05 PM
That was great! I'd love to see wireframes of the walker!

And you know we really need to see an HD version of that montage!!! :D

BigHache
12-13-2009, 09:14 PM
Awesome stuff. :2guns:

How does the compositing of the 3D and live action look when not output to film? I've noticed that film grain tends to blend elements together better, whereas when you look at the DVD version the compositing can be more noticeable.