This is the story about Rhythm & Hues. After winning the best visual fx oscar for “Life of PI”, Rhythm & Hues went bankrupt.
Jon Wadelton from The Foundry, shows off the latest improvements to Nuke 8 release. He demonstrates various features that are all very impressive and incredibly useful. The improvements vary but include updates to: user interface, camera tracking, animation key handling, and improved color correction. You can now edit 3d models within Nuke 8 and even map UV points right in the viewer. With the new and improved dope sheet, motion designers will find the ability to move the keys and edit keys really useful. The color correction and grading tools are greatly improved as well. There are a lot of exciting improvements shown that should get you pumped about Nuke 8.
The most powerful and free 3d package, Blender, is set to release their first short film – Tears of Steel, highlighting the visual fx and compositing capabilities of Blender.
Watch Tears of Steel Full Movie
a quick process video showing the tracking and cg prosthetics capabilities of blender:
Streaming online premiere feed: