Movies do it. Many popular television shows, like “Game of Thrones,” are basing most of their effects on it. Commercials love the opportunities. But what about architecture? Can it help clients to better understand their sites, their designs, the directions, and their companies’ impacts on the communities? This class will demonstrate the advantages of using the techniques of integrating computer graphics into a live plate. We’ll examine the process and the possible pitfalls, especially when it comes to using it with aerial footage. This session features 3ds Max, Maya, and Revit. AIA Approved
- Understand the pros and cons of using CG integration onto live plates
- Discover or better understand the process necessary to be successful
- Appreciate how HDRIs can assist the lighting and impact your final images
- Learn about putting all the pieces together and expanding your expertise of still images into image sequences
Eric Craft has been doing design visualization in 3ds Max software for over 15 years. He started his career doing design visualizations for events and tradeshow booths. After 9.5 years working in the aerospace industry doing marketing product visualizations, he joined Corgan MediaLab as lead modeler. As an associate at Corgan MediaLab, he is responsible for bringing to the company new concepts to modeling and scene layout. His Associate of Arts degree in advertising and Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management enable him to bring business-oriented ideas to the visualization process. Craft’s education and experience with 3ds Max software communities have given him the honor of attending 2 3ds Max Gunslinger events at the Autodesk, Inc., offices in Montreal.
With over 20 years of experience, Ludo Michaud has spent most of his career in the creation of visual effects for televisions and film. He has worked on over 8 features films, well over 1,000 commercials, countless game trailers, and even 3D rides. He’s a mentor for the Visual Effects Society, he built training books/tools for Softimage|XSI, taught seminars at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and is a member of the advisory board of a few of the community colleges around Dallas, Texas, and he has consulted for University of Texas at Dallas on curriculum. He joined Corgan MediaLab to help elevate their 3D/FX department for visualization and he’s now vice president within the firm. Michaud keeps elevating the studio through new techniques and new tools, as well as helping find the right material for the group and teaching through the firm’s internal college program. In addition, Michaud teaches for the NAD (National Animation Design University) around the country, starting new programs to teach visual effects.