Grass created using PaintFX. Rendered in Mental Ray

Here is a quick video of grass that I created using PanitFX. Grass created in PaintFX and Rack Focus added in post using After Effects.  This grass was created for my thesis film Abiland.


And a quick still of the grass:

Grass created using PaintFX rendered in Mental Ray

4 Responses

    • Dodda says:

      Correct me if I am wrong, but its seems as if there hasnt been a whole lot of success by any union to keep prcuootidn in Los Angeles or in dealing with the Tax Subsidies. You can just take a look at FilmWorks LA to see how much the industry has been affected over the last 10 years by runaway prcuootidn.Take a look at the R&H bankruptcy, would unionization have prevented that? I think that it might have gotten people a little more notice, but would it have saved any jobs? Could the Union have forced major clients like Fox, Warner Brothers, Universal, to pony up more cash so that they could finish the work? What tools do they have at their disposal besides the WARN act, which as we have seen thus far is of little or no deterrence?Unions are fine, they do have an impact in industries where the work is truly freelance, but contrary to what people may think, the way a freelance model works for prcuootidn is not the same as the freelance model of VFX. Unions are great at pushing for employees rights in a prcuootidn context, the employer is the studio. For VFX artists, the employer is a step down the chain from the real money, and they are often getting squeezed way too hard by THEIR clients. I wonder if IATSE could leverage its position in prcuootidn to force Warner Brother to pay more to a Visual FX shop for their work in a film like PI? Something tells me that wouldn’t happen, but I have been wrong before.

    • Nasir says:

      It would be a mistake to lump all unnois together or base everything on one person having a bad past experience. I have had long talks with both IATSE and IBEW and both are saying they would start a new branch for visual effects we would be the ones setting it up. I’m not saying a union is a magic cure or is not susceptible to ills that tend to creep in to any large organization but we would be involved in the creation, setup and running of this.

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