These days, the commonplace use of visual effects (VFX) in movies has raised audience expectations in terms of VFX quality, and has driven television productions to step up both the quantity and quality of VFX for almost every scripted television series. Due to the nature of television schedules and budgets, VFX artists share more in common than just similar toolsets with their colleagues in the architectural visualization industry; hence, efficient workflows in one field can be modified to benefit the other. Kim Lee (senior CG generalist from FuseFX New York) will present various case studies from a variety of current television series, showing how tools like 3ds Max software are used to create high-quality VFX, quickly and efficiently. Lee will show how the artists at FuseFX capitalize on capabilities like photogrammetry scanning, and MAXScript and python scripting—along with various 3ds Max software tools and plug-ins—to create award-winning VFX for many of the most popular shows. This session features 3ds Max.
- See how developing an efficient workflow/pipeline can increase speed and profitability
- See how capitalizing on MAXScript and 3ds Max software’s Python connectivity can help in your work
- Learn how embracing technologies such as photogrammetry can improve your work
- See how 3ds Max is used as the primary CGI tool at FuseFX
Kim Lee is a 18-plus year veteran of animation and visual effects for the entertainment field. He currently works as senior computer graphics generalist at FuseFX NYC. Lee is a published author of 3ds Max software instructional books from publishers including New Riders and 3DATS. He has trained students in 3ds Max software around the world for Autodesk, Inc., and he has taught undergraduate and continuing education for Pratt Institute. Lee is co-founder and director of the New York City 3ds Max User Group. FuseFX is an award-winning visual-effects studio that provides visual effects services for film, television, commercials, games, and special venues. FuseFX’s 3 locations have over 30 television shows in production simultaneously, while also servicing various commercial and feature film projects. The company has exclusively provided visual effects for all the major studios, and on such television productions as “American Horror Story,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Criminal Minds,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Bones,” “Mad Men,” “Turn,” “The Blacklist,” “The Magicians,” and many others.