"When we first sat down and started talking, I had to explain to them there is nothing mysterious about performance capture
Just seeing the changes from motion capture to performance capture
, which was basically a change from just capturing the body to capturing the face and facial expressions.
I've seen performance capture
in films and incredible work from people like Andy Serkis.
"The biggest thing on the performance capture
side was that we completely overhauled all of our equipment so that we could take it not just on location but out into the elements," says visual effects supervisor Dan Lemmon.
Shooting a film of this scope and scale in native 3D, coupled with the complex performance capture
work amidst stunning yet challenging exterior locations was exponentially more difficult than what had been achieved on Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Post-production for the film, which uses performance capture
, was previously blamed for the delays.
"Solid Track is great addition for us," states Brett Ineson, President of Animatrik, who goes on to say, "It's a perfect complement to our range of performance capture
solutions we have developed for shooting on location and outdoors."
Ashwin has directed the film, which will be India's first performance capture
photo- realistic animated film.
After his presentation, he was presented with an award for his trailblazing work in the art of performance capture
by Shaikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Imaginarium is a London-based studio, co-founded by actor/director Andy Serkis and film producer Jonathan Cavendish, offering performance capture
consultancy and production services.
All those youthful images etched on his brain came in handy when he had to play Tintin on the nakedly austere white-and-grey stage set up for the computerized performance capture
It features a character creation from start to scratch, teaching how to build the body, use Maya to help the character show emotion, create body parts and clothing, and animate using Performance Capture
. A companion DVD features real videos with tools, professional shaders, and more.