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, 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, 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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Blog, Compositing, Green Screen, Keying, Set Extension, Tracking

Should I use green-screen, build a set or shoot on location? That is the question!

This week, we look at the process of ‘keying’ or masking out an actor or prop from it’s environment, to be re-composited into a new environment. This technique has been in place for a number of years, from Hollywood blockbusters to daily TV Weather Forecasts…
GLUE helps to describe the process to explain how it’s all done!

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