With an impressive CG portfolio that's racked up over 350 million hits on Youtube, VFX studio Lunar Animation does it all — from cartoon cats to VR space battles
In just three and a half years, Lunar Animation has established itself as a world-class VFX and animation studio. Its trailers produced for Outfit7's Talking Tom games have clocked up to 350 million views on YouTube. Its work for Dark Rift entertainment is gritty, stylized and cinematic. It’s created intense VR experiences, and accessible technology commercials.
The company was founded in Sheffield, UK by animation graduates and pals James Rodgers and David Deacon, together with James Sylvester. A shared background in animation was a starting point, but the company that most inspired Lunar is Blur, the company that’s turned game trailers into an art form, and moved into feature films. “We were always really excited to see the latest Blur trailer,” says Rodgers.
V-Ray for Maya out of the box was awesome. It enabled us to render high-quality hair shading, and characters with displacement mapping much faster. Having the ability to natively render VDBs massively improved our FX pipeline.