Silkroad Digital Vision, the 3D rendering experts, talks to Renderbus about its pipeline, challenges and thoughts on the future of real-time rendering.
About Chen Liankai:
Chen Liankai is a perfectionist. He’s been working in the VFX industry for five years and has, in that time, created animations and architectural visualizations for the Wongtee Plaza building, Zhongzhou Tower, Hanking Center, Bao An Urban Planning Exhibition Center, and many, many more. He currently puts his strong leadership skills to practice at Silkroad Digital Vision, where he leads the production department.
Can you tell us about your CG pipeline?
Chen Liankai: We are mainly using 3ds Max. Our basic pipeline is Modeling > Storyboard > Previz > Production > Rendering.
Is there a project that you’re most proud of?
CL: Hanking Center, Shenzhen Bay T7 Tower, Wongtee Plaza and CR City have been relatively great projects for us.
What are the biggest challenges you face?
The biggest challenge is when we’re matching and compositing 3D visual effects with uniquely-shaped screens for VFX exhibitions and performances. In practice, we’ll create a digital version of an exhibition hall and unfold the screens’ UVs to simulate and test the content. This helps us to ensure the VFX and animation performance is dynamic and spatial, and that it provides an immersive visual experience.