3D, Animation, Event, Film, Galway Film Fleadh, News, Previz

Films at The Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh is undoubtedly Ireland’s leading film festival. A six-day international event, the Fleadh is held every July and welcomes a diverse range of films from around the world. GLUE VFX travelled across to Galway to catch up with film industry colleagues and to mix and mingle with some of the best film talent Ireland has

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3D, Animation, Compositing, Dynamics, Fluid Simulation, Particles, Reference, VFX

OTTCO Industrial Scale Oil Facility 3D Modelled

OTTCO Some months ago, we were approached to create a video for an oil shipping and storage facility in The Middle East. A large scale industrial project, the video called for us creating a whole host of our favourite things; graphical elements and near-real rendered impressions of the facility including the pipeline terminal, the ground site,  buildings and surrounding landscape,

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3D, Animation, LEGO, Modular, Previz, Uncategorised, VFX

My Bridge programme internship with GLUE

For this week’s blog, I’ve been asked to give an overview about my time on the Bridge programme, through Animation Skillnet, to photo-realistic modelling and everything in-between.  Before GLUE, I studied 3D Visual effects in London with Escape Studios, spending a good part of the beginning of 2015 working on my portfolio and showreel before

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3D, Animation, Film, LEGO

LEGO Shakespeare

The man himself It is almost 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare (or Willm Shaxberd, depending on which of the 80+ variations of his name you use – we’re not so sure that he even spelled it correctly himself!). To celebrate this great man’s legacy, we were commissioned to create a video featuring

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3D, Compositing, VFX

Explosions! Fire & Smoke in VFX

If you ask a group of people for an example of visual effects, some people will say green screen, others will mention monsters, but most will reckon explosions! Fireballs and exploding cars are a guarantee for most films. They can create tragedy and a sense of danger for the viewer. There are a few different options for achieving these effects. Whether

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3D, Animation, Event, VFX

VFX and Animation Summit Dublin 2015

Has it really been a year already? We’ve been jogging on the spot, hyperventilating, excited as children at Christmas with the thoughts of this year’s VFX and Animation Summit. The cream of the Visual Effects and Animation Industries will be here again to enlighten us with their knowledge, experience and to simply enthrall us with

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3D, Blog, Modular, Set Extension

Creating a Digital City

Modular building as a term originates from real-world construction techniques where modular buildings or homes are prefabricated. The technique is now commonplace in creating digital environments for both games and visual effects, granting greater flexibility and allowing you to recreate a shot with digital assets.

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3D, Animation, Compositing, Set Extension, VFX

Comparing Special Effects and Visual Effects – Physical props and CG elements

Comparing Special Effects and Visual Effects – Physical props and CG elements – how can they help health and safety training. It was our job then to recreate the bar in 3D space, model and sculpt the bar to scale, simulate the correct lighting for the scene, animating and compositing the final shots to create a believable scene.

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3D, 3D Printing, Blog

How 3D printing could affect our lives

3D printing has been around since the early 1980s in various forms, but has really only taken off in the last number of years. Amongst the pros for this type of technology include accuracy, quickness and efficiency, little energy or materials necessary and prints can be made when and where you need them, making 3D printing great for prototyping new designs.

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