Demoreel

Untitled from sameer on Vimeo.

Ordeals of The Alien - By SATYAJIT RAY

He had thought of it long ago....
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The Muffin

Open Muffin - The story is finished! from Open Muffin on Vimeo.


Everyone is invited to contribute to the project and everyone is allowed to watch, enjoy and spread the final animations.

The result will be a number of funny 3D animation shorts based on the same characters, each with a likewise story released under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

If you like the idea of helping the muffin project, read on at “how to contribute”.
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After effect...


Here's an image done in after effects,was trying a stereoscopic version of it..wud post it once done,which wud b any time soon..

3D Stereoscopic Visual Effects

3D Stereoscopic Visual Effects - web event
Free webinar on 3D Stereoscopic Visual Effects
Limited 'seating' but there will be a recording. 10am this Friday.
By Lee Stranahan with speakers Jason Goodman and Daniel Smith
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Dummies For Animation Movie Making..

Nuke MasterClass

Its here...wait is finally over Stereoscopy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqB7...feature=digest
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFoundryChannel#p/p

Here's some interesting making stuff check it out...

Ratatouille Progression Reel


Nuke breakdowns:

Nuke old Bezier tool

So if u want to get old bezier in nuke instead to the the new rotopaint:
heres hw u do it. Press x and in the dialog box enter Bezier enter..
annd u ll get the old bezier... make sure you first letter is a capital one.

Heres another of my small scripts.in continuation of the earlier one i poseted,though havent synced them exactly..but just to get the idea...
This one takes your inputs of your project structure(you must know it,and it must exist) and add a shortcut to it in the file open panel so that you can directly go into it.
(wht still i haven't figured out, how will do this over network cos rite now i want my drive to be mapped on my system to access it,still figuring it out,in this cript i hve presumed my project to be in my local d drive)

def ProjectFile():

myPanel = nuke.Panel("My Project")
myPanel.addSingleLineInput("PROJECT: ","My Project")

myPanel.addSingleLineInput("SEQUENCE: ","01")
myPanel.addSingleLineInput("SHOT: ", "")


if myPanel.show():


curShow=myPanel.value("PROJECT: ")
curSeq=myPanel.value("SEQUENCE: ")
curShot=myPanel.value("SHOT: ")
myLabel=curShow + "-" + curSeq + "-" + curShot
myPath="d:/" + curShow + "/" + curSeq + "/" + curShot + "/"
dir=os.path.dirname(myPath)
if os.path.isdir(dir):
nuke.addFavoriteDir(myLabel,myPath,nuke.SCRIPT | nuke.IMAGE)
nuke.scriptOpen()
else: raise Exception('The File Path Doest Exsits')



VFX402 – Through The Looking Glass to Underland
Submissions Start: April 1st 2010
Submissions End: May 1st 2010
The new challenge is on now...hope to take part in this one as well....
Still waiting the official result of the first one thought....
Go..

Vfx Town Hall

VFX Town Hall – Community Links
Here some more link going around:

Motion Design Standards of Practice Wiki
“This open, collaborative site aims at establishing standards of practice for employers and employees in the motion design industry, including freelance animators, designers, art directors, and visual effects artists.”



Lucas Martell blog post “VFX Union Solution” with an explanation and link to a Google Spreadsheet form where people can enter hours anonymously to start to get a global sense of hours worked vs. hours paid.

Visual Effect Guild-VEG

Have ur say...this document in going around ,for forming an artist association.
V E G -- add edit to this document..
Here

VFX TOWNHALL



an open disccusion of a visual effects industry in transition
Panelists includeD:
Chris deFaria -- Vice President, Warner Bros. Pictures
Jefferey A. Okun -- Visual Effects Society Chair and visual effects supoervisor
Scott Ross -- Co-Founder of Digital Domain & former CEO of Industrial, Light and Magic

The panel was moderated by Lee Stranahan, a former visual effects artist and writer for The Huffington Post whose Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For VIsual Effects Artists started discussions all around the world.
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Foundry NAB Preview

--- outlines the new products from the foundry to be shown for the first time at NAB 2010 in Las Vegas. New products include the acquisition of Weta's Paint and texturing program Mari, a new optical flow tool for AE and new Nuke versions.
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Interview with AVATAR Animation Technical Director - Rob Powers
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The 5 Miserable VFX Jobs That Make Movies Possible:
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HOW DID THEY DO THAT......

Hey, i am going to introduce a new section featuring these incredible videos about how thing are done in visual effects..Here's the first video in the series...
enjoy,..


Tutorial





Comming week i ll b doing a tutorial on color correction.We ll b taking up two images and will be trying to color match them..

Please comment if you want a tutorial on a specific topic ,i ll try an incorporate them in comming tutorials.

Oscar sss....


Hey Dheerendra thnks for posting,really appreciate it..
Now from wht i hve understood ,is that the two film were shotlisted for the oscars..


# “Avatar”
# “District 9”
# “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
# “Star Trek”
# “Terminator Salvation”
# “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
# “2012”

Link

And when it came two final 3, they missed out to Avtaar,Star Trek,District 9..
According to me Avataar was quite obvious..Star trek ,well i haven't seen it ,not a fan ,but what i have heard they its amazing..
And for District 9 ...you have to give to those guys..for a small budget movie from no where to come up with such breathtaking and seamless vfx its simply amazing..not only that if you see the technology they have used...point cloud system in nuke to name a few..you cant argue much..
Link

Now to 2012,though it had one of the best destruction seq ever but personally over all i think it lagged the consistency..If u see the shots where the Russian billionaire actually dies u can make out its chroma.it does does not fit seamlessly ,there are no of instances...
Transformer all i can say wud have to really unlucky to miss out on the final nomination,think the jury know the best...


cheers
keep them comming......

Q & A

Please fell free to put up your questions and faq's in the comment section below and we will try to answer your queries.

Original District 9 Short Film

Check this one out.....

Nuke Stereo Master Class Plus 6.1 Preview

The Foundry held its second Master Class in London on Friday, playing to packed house at the Vue theatre in Leicester Square. The event was standing-room only, having given away all the seats in only 24 hours when it was announced earlier this year
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DAILY DIGITAL FACTS

LUMINANCE
a component of video:the black and white or brightness element,of an image.It is written as Y,so the Y in Y,B-Y,R-Y,YUV,YIQand Y.Cr,Cb is the luminance information of the signal.

Avtaar


While the world around goes gaga over the movie,Check out this interesting take on the same..
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First Nuke Comp


Hey,everyone just finished my first comp in nuke...did for an add film
Nothing to fa fancy...green screen comp and cg compositing....but a great learning expr.

Daily Digital Facts

RGB
The abbreviation for the Red,Greenand Blue signals,the primary colors of television.Camera and telecines have red,greenand blue receptors,the TV screen has red,green and blue phosphors or LED's.RGB is digitized with 4:4:4 sampling which generates 50% more data than 4:2:2

DAILY DIGITAL FACTS

Pixel (or Pel)
A shortened version of 'Picture cell or Picture Element'.The name given to one sample of picture information.Pixel can refer to an individual sample of R G B,luminance or chrominance,or sometime to a collection of such samples if they are co-sited and together produce element.

Boujou Import In Nuke

Export Your boujou setup as a txt file..
cm into nuke pres x n in the pop up make sure tcl is selected and put import_boujou
enter........

Nuke Scripts

Well his a script i made and am using in production.
This basically helps you define your new project according to your needs ie set up the folder structure ..
so u dont have to manually create them this dialog box takes care of that...

def ProjectSet():

myPanel = nuke.Panel("SET PROJECT DIRECTORY")
myPanel.addSingleLineInput("SYSTEM ","Z")
myPanel.addSingleLineInput("PROJECT: ","")

myPanel.addSingleLineInput("SEQUENCE: ","")
myPanel.addSingleLineInput("SHOT: ", "")
myPanel.addNotepad("Note","z is the default directory.")




if myPanel.show()==1:


curShow=myPanel.value("PROJECT: ")
curSeq=myPanel.value("SEQUENCE: ")
curShot=myPanel.value("SHOT: ")
curSys=myPanel.value("SYSTEM: ")
myLabel=curShow + "-" + curSeq + "-" + curShot
myPath="z:/" + curShow + "/" + curSeq + "/" + curShot + "/"
dir=os.path.dirname(myPath)
askDir=nuke.ask('create Directory/n%s')
if askDir==1:
os.makedirs(dir)
else:
raise Exception('directory not created')

nuke.addFavoriteDir(myLabel,dir,nuke.SCRIPT | nuke.IMAGE)
nuke.scriptSave()
else:
raise Exception('PROJECT DIRECTORY NOT SET')


nuke.menu("Nuke").addCommand("Set Project","ProjectSet()")


You very well edit and modify it as per your production needs..

After Effects

Ever wondered how to run 2 after fx simultaneously, heres a cool trick to acheive
...just rn the command --afterfx.exe -m---.
cheers...

Nuke Scripts n Gizmos

Hey ,
have been trying my hand at scripting,Python to b exact.Liking it every bit,and have even managed to come up with little scripts n gizmos of my known.Will be posting them shortly....

Avtaar..

Daniel Leduc, VP and VFX supervisor at Hybride, about his work on AVATAR.
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Escape Studios

Escape Studios is offering their new scholarship...
New Skillset course open for applications..
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Prince OF Persia



Prince of persia trailor is out...
Its coming in Summer 2010 and will be directed by Mike Newel.
Enjoy.............

3 IDIOTS

Hey ,this one is my favorite shots from the movie 3 idiots...
had to create a flood sequence ,(all from scratch)...
I believe my team did a wonderful job to come up with this....
I composited the final shot.....

video

VFX CHALLENGE -04

wELL BACK AFTER A LAYOFF...
just finished one of the challenges at vfxtalk.com...
voting is soon to begin...
here's the video of my entry.. check it out..
heres,s the link to the challennge....
VFX 04

You can down load the footage here...

video