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RobertoOrtiz
05-17-2006, 02:31 PM
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"Lucasfilm's Industrial, Light & Magic (ILM), credits mental ray(R), the Academy Award(R) winning high-end rendering software (http://movies.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1164529.php#) from mental images(R), for significant advances in virtual cinematography that ILM achieved in creating visual effects for 'Poseidon,' the blockbuster film released last week.


Known for its leading edge programmability and artistic control, mental ray was used to create the Poseidon, a vessel that would be 300 meters long and 70 meters wide in real life.

Although no actor (http://movies.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1164529.php#) ever stepped foot on a physical ship, the advanced rendering capabilities of mental ray allowed ILM's visual effects artists and engineers to generate the needed details and sophisticated lighting for the ship to fit seamlessly into the scenes. "

http://movies.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1164529.php

-R

MasterZap
05-18-2006, 06:05 AM
Havn't seen the final film yet is it any good? ;)

/Z

monovich
05-18-2006, 06:10 AM
I wondered what they rendered it with. Anyone know what they modeled it with?

thanks for the link.

Bonedaddy
05-18-2006, 06:10 AM
Lordy, this is like the third thread about this movie, using the same boilerplate article... Mental Images must be pimping the hell out of it.

erilaz
05-18-2006, 06:19 AM
"mental ray(R) the Academy Award(R) winning high-end rendering software (http://movies.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1164529.php#) from mental images(R)"

"Known for its leading edge programmability and artistic control, mental ray"

"the advanced rendering capabilities of mental ray "

"ILM used mental ray to have complete control over lighting and design"

"utilizing the global illumination algorithms in mental ray"

"unique capabilities and outstanding performance of mental ray"


-R

I love Mental Ray to death, but that article sounded like a cheesy infomercial.
It only needed a "Let's compare Mental Ray to Brand X... see how Brand X flounders at render time, where as Mental Ray powers through with advanced raygigatracing! Thanks Mental Ray!"

jason-slab
05-18-2006, 08:40 AM
I wondered what they rendered it with. Anyone know what they modeled it with?

thanks for the link.

built in maya :)
here's another link to some info about the movie:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=357740

jason

playmesumch00ns
05-18-2006, 09:40 AM
I love the difference between pixar and mental images attitude to PR. mi will, as bonedaddy says, pimp the hell out of any occasion mental ray was used to render a shiny logo, while pixar can just sit back safe in the knowledge that prman is the only commerically available production renderer.

I also love the way all mi staff will take any opportunity to slag off prman or pixar themselves as if their bs will make us forget about mental ray's limitations. like motion blur.

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