The Polar Express in 4D

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  1. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Polar Express runs on Cinema 4D and Bodypaint 3D

    Polar Express runs on Cinema 4D and Bodypaint 3D
    Maxon’s software used in Sony Pictures’ Christmas CGI fest

    Animated CGI film ‘The Polar Express’, starring Tom hanks is Sony pictures bid for success at the box office this Christmas and it wouldn’t have been possible without Cinema 4D and Bodypaint 3D, Maxon claim.



    Sony’s imageworks studio have been using BodyPaint 3D for texture-mapping since it’s release 2 years ago. Cinema 4D has been added to the studios toolbox for the creation of matte paintings for the movie.

    Ivo Horvat, Matte Painting Supervisor for "The Polar Express" said "MAXON…have completely transformed our workflow for 2 1/2D and 3D matte paintings as a result… we are now able to output complex shots with a speed I had never seen previously in my experience."

    Maxon’s tools have also been used in other recent feature films such as King Arthur, Spider-Man 2, Hero, but this is the first time they have been used in a full-length computer-generated feature film.


    Aquarium Shows Polar Express In 4D - Video - WBAL Baltimore






    Time for a road trip.
     
  2. tzarinna Mamochka

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    This sounds pretty bad ass. :wow: :up:

    http://www.aqua.org/4d.html

     
  3. Apollo Registered

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    wow! i'd love to go see it just to see how the wind and mist works.
     
  4. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I just bought my ticket for next Saturday.
    I haven't been to the Baltimore Aquarium since I was a kid. This is going to kick so much ass. :hyper:
     
  5. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I went today. Getting squirted in the face a few times during a trailer so that kind of prepared me for the Express. The hot chocolate smell wasn't so great but the snow was awesome and I grabbed at them and the bubbles. :O I wonder what those snowflakes were made of they lingered for a bit once they landed on my track pants. I loved how the chairs shake when the train was out of control along with the tap I got when Santa cracked his whip on the reindeer. So f'in cute. :p It only lasted about 15 - 20 mins but it was while worth the 1/2 hour drive. The aquarium rocked as well.
     
  6. the a1ant Awesome

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    Sounds awesome
     
  7. Drizzle You'll get your rent when Ditkovich is in the MCU!

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    They couldn't have picked a better movie to do it with? Seeing "The Polar Express" once was more than enough for me. I have no desire to see Tom Hanks's CG ass running up and down the train car muttering "hot chocolate" like he's Rain Man again.
     
  8. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Lol, I love it. :p
    Planet Earth 4D will be coming out in January of '08.
     
  9. Drizzle You'll get your rent when Ditkovich is in the MCU!

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    You know, I don't hate the movie. But the kids in it creep me out. And I couldn't understand why Aerosmith was in the movie.
     

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