V-Ray Days’ presentations offer exclusive, behind-the-scenes insights into incredible breakdowns from many epic films, TV series, game trailers, and more, that you won’t see elsewhere.
Digital Domain’s Fernando Brandao added to our focus on film with an exclusive look at the studio’s work on Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos is one of the best CG characters we’ve seen in the Marvel movies, and there’s a reason why he looks so good. Due to his high screen time, close-ups, and minimal action shots, detail was everything.
Fernando also talked us through lighting the massively hairy (and sweaty) Hulk, how they managed Red Skull’s peeled skin in dimly lit shots, as well as Nebula’s (literally) mind-stretching torture sequence. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming articles delving into more details of Digital Domain’s phenomenal contributions to Avengers: Infinity War – coming soon!
Daniel Schmid of Industrial Light & Magic joined us to represent the Vancouver environment/generalist department for a reveal of how they create realistic, large-scale, natural landscapes for the likes of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Black Panther, and A Wrinkle in Time.
Rounding up the film insights at V-Ray Days, CG Supervisor at Scanline VFX, Ioan Boieriu, delved into some of the most climactic moments of Black Panther and shared how the studio used Flowline and V-Ray to simulate and render the perilous backdrop of Wakanda's Warrior Falls.
To close V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2018, we welcomed a very special guest, Ondřej Karlík, Co-Founder and Main Developer at Render Legion, for our finale talk. Ondřej gave a complete history of the evolution of Corona Renderer and described a roadmap for the future.
We’ll be bringing V-Ray Days back to SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles. If you can’t wait that long, be sure to check out our upcoming event schedule for opportunities to meet with the Chaos Group crew around the world.