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the power of previz Computer Graphics World : Article By Audrey Doyle

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Kent Seki
The Creative Director of Pixel Liberation Front talks about Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Matrix Revolutions, the process of Previs and the cg industries in California and New York

Interview with Colin Green
Pioneer of Previsualization and founder of Pixel Liberation Front Colin Green talks about the early days of cg, modern filmmaking, the importance of previs and how it all began. Credits include Fight Club, Panic Room, Eraser, Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, Minority Report and Superman Returns among others.
April, 1st, 2007, by Raffael Dickreuter


Well, as usual I’ve sat down to write a quick bit on my latest clip, and ended up back in Antics creating some other stuff to post on the blog! Just like the frames in this article I used an ALIENS technique on the “Autopilot” music clip, which I just finished last night for “The Selfish Gene”. Lucky for me they were after something weird and 2001 ish. I’d been playing around with swapping out geometries on models and got some fun effects. The alien character especially has a cool look. To achieve this effect, start by adding baby fred to the scene your hero is in. Then display your hero characters properties panel. In the geometry area there’s an option to ‘add’, select a baby geometry (baby_fred.k3d). Now your hero’s geometry will be replaced by the baby geometry. All animation will be available. If you like you can experiment with different combinations. I found that all the assets will match, but it can be fun. I like the dwarf character you can get by adding male geometry to the baby property!!

Back to the music clip, I built a number of rooms which contained the alien guys and some chairs. These rooms where then duplicated and rotated slightly. They were lined up to form the inside edge of a huge cyclinder. A bit like the rim of a wheel. Each room edge lined up so that one alien could actually walk around the whole rim!

The clip was done in about 2weeks (part time). It’s pretty weird but that’s the appeal. let me know what you think.

antics official forum

Great news, ANTICS 3D now have a fab new forum! Also there’s soon to be a new website along with the official release of V3. I can’t wait!! I’ll still be here offering my two cents worth.

Spieiberg On Previz

Here is a nice article on how the previz process helped Mr Spielberg.
The War of The Worlds Dvd has some great previz material also.

CrackCreative previz

Check out the fantastic previz clips from Crack Creative. Those guys have developed some great realtime rendering examples and a cool interaction tool also. Not Antics but still very cool!

‘Antics Animated Music Video Contest’

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AboveTheLine has teamed up with the industry leader in pre-visualization and animation, Antics! For all you animators out there, or even those of you who wish you could learn animation, Antics is simply the easiest tool out there to create animated graphics for your videos or storyboard visualizations before your shoot.

Oh Hail to the Persistance of Vision guys

Incredible reel – lovers of previz rejoice.

Fellow previz artists

Check out this fellow’s work. He uses a whole swag of software, including antics.
Please send in your site details too!

Jo had a stalker!

Seems the talented young actress I used in “Looking Back” had a very close fan!

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