Motion Capture

Disney's A Christmas Carol - Trailer 2

Disney's A Christmas Carol - Trailer 2

Disney's "A Christmas Carol," based on the classic Dickens tale, is re-envisioned by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis in a groundbreaking 3D motion picture event starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, and Robin Wright Penn.
Image Metrics: Emily Project

Image Metrics: Emily Project

Image Metrics set out to create the world's first completely convincing photo-real CG face at HD resolution. For the effect to be believable, CG Emily's face had to be perfectly superimposed on top of real Emily's face in every video frame.
I Am Legend - Alternate Ending MoCap

I Am Legend - Alternate Ending MoCap

The MoCap used wasn’t fancy. Actors wore spandex and have big dots taped onto their costumes. But it was enough to give placement of the characters in the scene and relative positions in 3D space, and from there, the animation work was finessed.
Oscar Showcase Tour - ILM Dinner Conversation

Oscar Showcase Tour - ILM Dinner Conversation

At the ILM dinner, animation supervisor Hal Hickel, who was nominated for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, talks with Madame Tutli-Putli director Chris Lavis about motion-capture and the importance of eyes in animation.
Beowulf - CGW Build

Beowulf - CGW Build

The Uncanny Valley is not so uncanny in Beowulf, thanks to advancements in performance capture techniques and 3D animation.
Beowulf - Trailer

Beowulf - Trailer

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.
Monster House - VFX Reel

Monster House - VFX Reel

The characters in Monster House are indeed human, but Sony Imageworks approached them almost as if they were puppets.
Happy Feet - VFX Reel

Happy Feet - VFX Reel

Lighting played a crucial role in the vfx work in Happy Feet. A lighting arc was created for every scene and for the entire movie as a supporting role.
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