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Vue Helps ILM Create Environments for 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest' VFX


August 1 2006
http://www.e-onsoftware.com/

e-on software, the leading developer of natural 3D environment solutions, today announced that Industrial Light & Magic has relied on Vue for the production of Visual Effects of Walt Disney’s latest blockbuster "Pirates Of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest".

Vue Infinite and xStream are e-on software’s flagship solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments. ILM produced over 60 shots of the Cannibal Island set using Vue 5 Infinite and xStream to model, texture, animate, light and render the different parts of the natural environment.

"We started playing around with Vue and it rapidly became our primary tool for big, exotic 3D environments!", said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor at ILM

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is the second installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga. ILM produced the visual effects for the majority of the shots.

"Creating a photo-realistic digital representation of Cannibal Island without Vue would have been a great challenge. Vue gave us full flexibility to do such work: when asked to change the lighting or camera angle, all we had to do was re-render with a different setting!", said Susumu Yukuhiro, Digital Matte Artist at ILM.

ILM blended the live action footage that was shot outdoor with a complete digital environment created using Vue: "It only took us a few days to learn the program and we were able to create awesome animation right away (including wind swept trees - which was really difficult to achieve before). With Vue in our toolkit, we can tackle complex organic environments with confidence!" adds Susumu.

Some of the most impressive shots created with Vue were achieved when live action footage was blended with CG environments to create stunning fly-overs of Cannibal Island:


© 2006 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc. All Rights reserved.
Photo Credit: Industrial Light & Magic

"We validated Vue on the production of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. You will be seeing a lot of it in future productions!" said Cliff Plummer CTO, LucasFilm Ltd. "Vue is now part of our standard toolkit!".

"The special effects achieved by ILM for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest are nothing short of amazing. We’re happy and honored that our software contributed to this great production!" said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.


About Industrial Light & Magic
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a LucasFilm Ltd. company serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual effects.

Since 1975, ILM has been providing post-production visual effects services to the entertainment industry. Motion pictures, commercials, trailers, music videos and special venue projects have utilized ILM's unequaled artistry in techniques such as model making, matte painting, computer-generated imagery, digital animation and a variety of related processes required in the production of visual effects.

ILM has been awarded 14 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and received 17 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards.

Visit their website at
http://www.ilm.com.

About e-on software
E-on software is the leading developer of high quality solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. With products specifically targeted for the different market segments, e-on software provides solutions adapted to every project and budget. E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, education and entertainment industries.

E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer's creativity. By investing significant resources into research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge technologies that significantly improve usability and workflow.

E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon with a European office in Paris, France.

Visit their website at
http://www.e-onsoftware.com.

by e-on software, inc.

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'Creating a photo-realistic digital representation of Cannibal Island without Vue would have been a great challenge. Vue gave us full flexibility to do such work: when asked to change the lighting or camera angle, all we had to do was re-render with a different setting!' 'It only took us a few days to learn the program and we were able to create awesome animation right away (including wind swept trees - which was really difficult to achieve before).'
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