Back in 2018, we talked with Brazilian animation studio Stratostorm. We caught up with them again recently to learn about their beautiful new short film ‘Umbrella’, Directed by Helena Hilario and Mario Pece on their duo directorial debut. With character design by Victor Hugo (known for his work with Marvel and Disney), the animation has been taking the film festival world by storm, winning a lot of awards on its path to the Academy Awards (hopefully!)
We catch up with Jakub Cech about his beautiful new film exploring computer graphics as an artistic medium. The film premiered at Academy Days X in Venice last October, with a follow on talk about it in Kyjev.
We talk about how it came to be, the processes that went into creating it, as well as how “CGI is the new painting, sculpture and photography in one artistic medium”.
Francesco Legrenzi of Legrenzi Studio prepared a ‘making-of’ for a project created in Corona 1.3, where he reveals some of his workflow secrets which eventually led to the creation of an amazing, photoreal interior.
First, I would like to personally thank Ondra Karlík and the whole Corona team for the enormous effort that has eventually resulted in what I believe is currently the best 3ds Max rendering engine for architecture and design. Many users around the world, from inexperienced students to skilled professionals, are now migrating to this wonderful program.
It’s been three years now that I have been using Corona in all of my projects. Our studio is relatively small, so we cannot use two different rendering engines. At one point, we had to make a choice. Three years ago it might have seemed risky. But it quickly turned out to be a very smart decision.
We are honored to showcase these amazing stills and an animation by Alex York and Iain Banks of Recent Spaces:
We were commissioned by an interior designer to produce a series of still interior shots of a London apartment called Seaford Court. The flat was to be refurbished to a very high specification and the client required CGIs to understand the designer’s vision before committing to it (and particularly the furniture and lighting choices). Most of the furniture, lighting and objects were specified by the designer and are real-world pieces.
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“4 Rooms Study” – a project which aimed at creating convincing interiors in extremely short time. Lasse Rode of Xoio guides us through the process of creation and explains how Corona helped him achieve the desired results.
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