VFXTalk.com / September 2006
VFX World Newswire Spotlights Fusion CIS
A strategic alliance among Next Limit Technologies, Hollywood vfx studio Flash Film Works and Fusion CI Studios (an R&D and fluid vfx studio) has leveled the playing field dominated by much larger studios...
"This was a serious test of RealFlow 4 in high-end production work," added Stasiuk. "The improved workflow and ease of script development meant we could stick to a fast-paced shot delivery schedule, even with the studio's demand for rich, photoreal fluid behaviors. I developed procedural Python scripts for specific natural phenomena, and deployed these as tools for the RealFlow artists. They could then take 3D elements like boats and ocean surfaces and quickly simulate interactive effects like realistic whitecaps and boat wakes, providing them as rendered elements for the compositors. Fluid, spray and mist passes were simulated over periods of a day or less for most elements, and rendered as self-shadowing particles over a few hours, even for simulations of millions of particles, using LightWave's 64-bit renderer." [see pdf for article...]