Interview with Mumbai-based Studio, CG Katha Studios and Their Storytelling Mission
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CG Katha Studios is a Mumbai-based CG studio representing the vibrant storytelling tradition of India. The company has created an animated commercial video for Impact Mints India’s limited edition cricket-themed mints, which is absolutely stunning!As the industry's top cloud rendering service provider and render farm, Fox Renderfarm has provided the cloud rendering service to the team and helped make this animation a reality. We’re also honored to have an interview with CG Katha Studios. Let’s look behind the scenes of this amazing animation!Fox Renderfarm: Hi CG Katha Studios! Thank you so much for accepting our interview! Could you please introduce your studio to our readers?CG Katha Studios: Hello and thank you for having us! CGKatha Studios is a Mumbai-based studio rooted in the vibrant storytelling tradition of India. The name "Katha" is derived from Sanskrit, India's ancient language, and it translates to "storytelling." At CGKatha Studios, we believe that every project is an opportunity to tell a unique and compelling story, and our chosen medium for this narrative exploration is computer graphics (CG).Fox Renderfarm: This animation is created for Impact Mints, can you tell us a bit about this collaboration? Why did you decide to collaborate?CG Katha Studios: We partnered with Impact Mints because they admired our previous work. The client trusted our unique style, and our clear communication made the collaboration seamless. and he expressed a high level of trust and belief in our ability to bring that vision to life. resulting in a successful and impactful animation project. Impact Mints © CGKatha StudiosFox Renderfarm: How did you come up with the overall design for this animation?CG Katha Studios: For this project, given the time constraints, we opted for a simplistic design approach. The characters' proportions were adjusted to match dynamic poses from the product pack artwork, ensuring a cohesive and impactful look. This approach allowed us to meet the project's demands effectively and deliver a visually striking animation within the given timeframe.LookDev © CGKatha StudiosFox Renderfarm: There are flashes of black-and-white moments in the video, what does this sudden change of color represent? Why did you make this choice?CG Katha Studios: The black-and-white moments in the video were intentionally crafted to highlight impactful scenes, like characters hitting the ball or a batsman's forceful batting. We drew inspiration from anime techniques to emphasize the impact and intensity of these moments, adding a dynamic touch to the overall visual experience.Fox Renderfarm: How did you use colors, materials, and lighting setup to promote the product in the animation?CG Katha Studios: We chose vibrant colors aligned with the brand packaging and fresh visuals. Incorporating the cricket theme, we used India's cricket blue for the players. Our material approach was simple, avoiding photorealism. The lighting setup simulated stadium lights for an authentic feel. All achieved in Blender, a versatile tool that translated our creative vision seamlessly.Lighting Breakdown © CGKatha StudiosFox Renderfarm: Could you please tell us about your pipeline for this work? And how long did it take you? CG Katha Studios: Our pipeline was tailored to Blender, an open-source tool offering great flexibility. The process, from concept to the final video, took approximately 45 days. This timeline included ideation, design, production, and rendering phases, ensuring a comprehensive and well-executed project.Animatics to Final Stage © CGKatha StudiosImpact Mints © CGKatha StudiosFox Renderfarm: Are there any challenges that you encountered during the process of creation? If so, how did you overcome them?CG Katha Studios: Yes, we faced a challenge with the camera aspect. We aimed for a specific distorted feel to enhance the impact of character performances. To achieve this, we used wide-angle views with camera focal lengths of 12 and 18. It was a bit challenging, but through careful compositing of shots, we successfully managed to create the desired style.Impact Mints © CGKatha StudiosFox Renderfarm: Are there any moments you enjoyed during the creation process? And what was the most memorable?CG Katha Studios: The entire creation process was enjoyable and memorable for us. At our studio, we cherish the journey itself from concept to completion. The satisfaction lies in the creative process. Once the video is done, our focus shifts to the audience's reactions. It's the journey that we truly relish and find the most joy in.Fox Renderfarm: How do you balance the customer company’s requirements and your own creativity when making a commercial video?CG Katha Studios: At the beginning, there may be some mismatches, but ultimately, both the client and our team share the same goal of creating the best video. Throughout the process, we engage in a collaborative exchange of ideas. We present various options to provide the client with a clear understanding of how specific shots can be executed. It's a give-and-take approach where we work together to find the most effective and creative solutions.Fox Renderfarm: Any favorite works in the past that you would like to share with us?CG Katha Studios: We have a few favorite projects from the past, though they haven't been shared online yet. We're excited to showcase them soon and share the creative journey with you all. Stay tuned for updates.Fox Renderfarm: How do you feel about the cloud rendering services of Fox Renderfarm?CG Katha Studios: We have had an excellent experience with Fox Renderfarm. Previously, managing renders within a specific time frame was challenging, but Fox Renderfarm provided a seamless solution. The platform is user-friendly, efficient, and reliable. The 24/7 support from their team, especially Rachel, has been exceptional. A big thank you to Fox Renderfarm for simplifying our rendering process.Fox Renderfarm: What is the future plan for CGKatha Studios? Are there any new ongoing projects?CGKatha Studios: Yes, we have some exciting plans ahead at CGKatha Studios. Currently, we are actively engaged in several commercial projects, each offering unique creative challenges. Additionally, we're working on an in-house 3D animation short film, and we're eagerly looking forward to sharing more details about it with you soon. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming projects.CGKatha Studios’ Social Media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CGKATHAANIMATIONSTUDIOS/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgkatha_studios/
Fox Renderfarm Customer's Work, Netflix Series 'Oni: Thunder God's Tale' Won Two Prizes at 50th Annie Awards
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The 50th ceremony of the Annie Awards was held on February 25, 2023. Fox Renderfarm customer's work, Netflix series "Oni: Thunder God's Tale" won "BEST TV/MEDIA – LIMITED SERIES" and "BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - TV/MEDIA". Congratulations!Image via Annie AwardsONI: Thunder God's Tale (Japanese: ONI ~ 神々山のおなり) is an original animation series that premiered on October 21, 2022. It tells a story that in a world filled with Japanese mythological oddball gods and monsters, one of the creatures' free-spirited daughters, Onari, is determined to follow in the footsteps of the mighty heroes of lore, but her unique powers are yet to be revealed. Does she have what it takes to fight to protect her peaceful village from the encroaching threat of the gods' mysterious enemies, the "Oni"?The series was created by Tonko House, produced by Netflix, and directed by Dice Tsutsumi. Our amazing customer Megalis VFX was brought onto the project to produce all the visuals for four episodes, with a total running time of 2 hours and 47 minutes. They worked with another Japanese studio, Dwarf Studios, to come up with techniques to combine the stop motion and CG environments using deep images and compositing tricks. As a leading render farm in the CG industry, Fox Renderfarm provides cloud rendering services to this series.According to Megalis VFX, after completing the pilot for ONI, it was decided that the project would be full CG animation instead of stop motion. However, the show would still retain the characteristics of stop-motion animation. To prove they could handle animated characters with their workflow, they worked on a very simple second episode, featuring a single camera with far and close action as well as with different lighting conditions.This second episode helped to push the stop motion look across all the different departments, from assets to characters and camera. You can see from the example below – on the top is the art reference and on the bottom image is the final completed shot.Image via Megalis VFXThe talented team of Megalis VFX has been using Arnold since its second year since inception. And being a Houdini-centric studio, Megalis VFX already had a robust Houdini pipeline. They build a relationship with SideFX and Autodesk Arnold teams who ensured they could fill all of our essential needs during pre-production.Learn more about the making of ONI: Thunder God's Tale.Image via NetflixWatch the award-winning series on Netflix.Episode 1: Onari's Kushi PowerIt's a brand new day at Mount Kamigami and the feisty Onari preps for the first day of school — where she will learn her powers for the challenges ahead.Episode 2: The Mighty Storm GodsWith a newfound sense of purpose, Onari tells her classmates how she'll beat the Oni. Meanwhile, an unexpected guest arrives at Mount Kamigami.Episode 3: The TruthLost in the Oni village, Onari musters the courage to search for clues about her Kushi power. Back on the mountain, the Kami prepare for the Demon Moon.Episode 4: The Demon Moon RisesWhen Naridon's secret comes out, Mount Kamigami falls into utter chaos. Hurt and hopeless, a crestfallen Onari finds an unlikely kindred spirit.Source: Megalis VFX &x26; Netflix
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「そのウィッシュを大声で言え！」ほとんどの人が子供の頃「ドラゴンボール」を見たことがあるが、主人公の孫悟空は、願いが叶えられる7つの「ドラゴンボール」を集めるために、世界を旅するというストーリーだ。2021年公開されたCGアニメのコメディ映画『ウィッシュ・ドラゴン』では、7つのドラゴンボールを集めなくても、ピンクの毛むくじゃらのドラゴンを手に入れることできる！Fox Renderfarmでレンダリングされた『ウィッシュ・ドラゴン』は、2021年1月15日に中国で劇場公開され、年内にはNetflixで海外公開される予定だ。Chris Appelhansが脚本と監督を手がけ、ジャッキー・チェンが主演を務めるこの映画は、大きな夢を持ちながらも経済的には恵まれていない大学生のディンと、皮肉屋だが願いを叶える力を持つドラゴンのロン（ジャッキー・チェン）が2人で、ディンの行方不明になった幼なじみを探すために、現代の上海で行った冒険物語となっている。1月19日、Fox Renderfarmは、SNSで「ファンへのウィッシュ・ドラゴン無料チケット」プレゼントキャンペーンを開催した。多くの方が、この作品への愛と期待を込めたコメントを残した。目を引くチャイナ－要素『ウィッシュ・ドラゴン』における中国要素は、多くの中国人観客の心を打つ。また、世界中の観客に中国を紹介する内容にもなっている。監督のChris Eberhansさんは幼少の頃、上海で性格の似た同い年の友達に出会ったそうだ。そのため、Chris Eberhans監督は幼少期の思い出を映画の中に取り入れようと、背景を中国の上海に設定したという。石庫門、南浦大橋、東方明珠ラジオ＆テレビ塔のほか、柔らかくてかわいいドラゴンや急須のデザインには、中国の伝統文化の特徴を全面的に出している。また、ドラゴンはエビ味のチップスが大好きで、テレビや飛行機、エアコンなど、見たこともないものには興味津々だ。 300万本の毛を持つピンクのドラゴン中国要素だけでなく、ピンクのドラゴンにもかなり印象的だった。しかし、この役を作るにあたって、クリエイティブ・チームは数多くの困難と挑戦を乗り越えてきたのだという。1つは、実際に参照できるものがないため、最終姿を決めるにあたって、アニメーションチームはドラゴンの全原画や近年のアニメーション作品をすべて参照したそうだ。ドラゴンの動きをより俊敏かつ優雅に見せるため、モデリングやリギング中に300万本の毛を入れ、体に1000以上のコントローラーを作り上げている。おかげでドラゴンは柔軟に動けるだけでなく、自身を四角や丸などの形に変えることもできるのだ。そのほか、ジャッキー・チェンの吹き替えや武術のシーンも、この映画の見所となっている。Fox Renderfarmは、ウィッシュ・ドラゴンのクラウドレンダリングパートナーとして、CG業界向けに高品質のクラウドレンダリングサービスを提供し続けている。Fox Renderfarmは、技術の進化を遂げ続けていくとともに、『ウィッシュ・ドラゴン』のように、中国要素を取り入れた作品がこれからも中国の伝統文化や物語を世界中に向けて発信することを願うばかりである。映画『ウィッシュ・ドラゴン』はただ今公開中！ご家族や大切な方と一緒に願いを見つけましょう！参考http://www.xinhuanet.com/ent/2021-01/19/c_1126997486.htm
Discovering The Greatest Wish Of All In Wish Dragon
Rendered with Fox Renderfarm, Wish Dragon was theatrically released in China on January 15, 2021, and will be released on Netflix internationally later in the year.The film was written and directed by Chris Appelhans, starring Jackie Chan, telling the story of Din, a working-class college student with big dreams but small means, and Long (Jackie Chan), a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes, set off on a hilarious adventure through modern day Shanghai in pursuit of Din’s long-lost childhood friend.On January 19th, Fox Renderfarm launched a Giveaway, Free Tickets of Wish Dragon For Fans, on social media platforms. Many followers left comments below expressing their love and expectations for the film.Eye-catching Chinese ElementsThe Chinese elements in Wish Dragon have struck a chord with many Chinese audiences and introduces China to the audiences around the world as well.The Director Chris Eberhans met a bosom friend of the same age in Shanghai when he was a child, who had similar personalities. Therefore, the Director places his childhood memories in the film and sets the background in Shanghai, China.In addition to the Shikumen, Nanpu Bridge, Oriental Pearl Radio &x26; TV Tower, the design of the soft and cute dragon and the teapot are full of features of Chinese traditional culture. Besides, the dragon loves eating shrimp crackers and is curious about TV, airplanes and air conditioners and other things never seen before.A Pink Dragon With 3 Million HairsNot only the eye-catching Chinese elements, but the pink dragon also impressed the audiences. However, the creative team faced lots of difficulties and challenges while making the role. For one thing, there is no actual reference. Before the final figure was determined, the animation team looked through all the original images of the dragon and the animation works of recent years. In order to make the dragon move more agile and elegant, the team has groomed 3 million fur and created more than 1,000 controllers on its body while modeling and rigging. Hence, in addition to being able to move flexibly, the dragon can also change its shape into a square, round, and other shapes. Besides, Jackie Chan's dubbing and the martial art scenes also make the film more attractive.As the cloud rendering partner of Wish Dragon, Fox Renderfarm is committed to providing high-quality cloud rendering services and solutions for the CG industry. While continuously optimizing technical services, Fox Renderfarm hopes that there are more works with exquisite Chinese elements like Wish Dragon, sharing traditional Chinese culture and stories with audiences around the world!Wish Dragon is in theaters now! Go and discover the greatest wish of all with your families and beloved ones!Referenceshttp://www.xinhuanet.com/ent/2021-01/19/c_1126997486.htm
Sitara: Let Girls Dream, a Film Calls for Investing in Young Girls’ Dreams
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Do you know that 1 in 3 girls in developing countries will be married before 18? Do you know that there are 12 million girls every year forced into child marriage, losing their ability to dream? It is what Sitara: Let Girls Dream, a Pakistani animated short film rendered with Fox Renderfarm, hopes to grow awareness about.Trailer of Sitara: Let Girls Dream Released on 8 March 2020 on Netflix, Sitara: Let Girls Dream, the CG animated short film written and directed by the two-time Academy Award-winning Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, tells the story of Pari, a 14-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a pilot while growing up in a society that doesn't allow her to dream. The short film highlights the burdens of a family and the impact of a culture where girls are still struggling to fully realize their dreams.Fox Renderfarm is honored to get involved in this meaningful short film. During the production process, the production team encountered some challenges, especially the rendering part, while the production was running out of time. And the production team asked Ms. Doris Dong for help to choose rendering partner, who is a senior producer with 30 years of global collaboration experience on animation and game and Ms. Doris Dong finally recommended Fox Renderfarm for its mature cloud rendering technology, automated operation procedures and 24/7 professional service.With Ms. Doris Dong’s help and Fox Renderfarm’s fast and secure cloud rendering service, the project was finally completed on time and now the film was successfully released on Netflix, which is Pakistan's first Netflix Original.Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the Director of Sitara: Let Girls Dream, is the recipient of two Academy Awards and seven Emmy Awards. With Sitara, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy aims to raise awareness about the child-bride epidemic in her native Pakistan and many other countries, and calls on the global community to break down the barriers that keep girls from pursuing what they really want.“Sitara is more than a film. It’s a movement that we want to start across the world that encourages parents to invest in their girls’ dreams freeing their daughters from the burdens of early marriage." according to the Director.Fox Renderfarm also hopes that by watching this short film, girls around the world will be inspired to achieve their dreams, and families around the world are willing to invest in young girls’ dreams, making the world more equitable and beautiful.
‘Tanhaji’, Rendered with Fox Renderfarm, with a Worldwide Gross of US$49 Million Became the Highest-grossing Bollywood Film of 2020
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Recently, a biographical period action film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior became one of the most popular movies in India.Released on January 10, the box-office collection of the movie has been roaring since day one and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2020 with a worldwide gross of US$49 million.Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, directed by Om Raut, rendered with Fox Renderfarm, is a historical drama based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, a 17th-century Marathi military leader and founder of the Maratha Empire. The film depicts Tanhaji's attempts to recapture the Kondhana fortress once it passes on to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who transfers its control to his trusted guard Udaybhan Singh Rathore.Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior - Official Trailer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is praised as a visually stunning film. NY VFXWAALA, a visual effects studio in India, was the VFX partner of the movie. Incorporated in May 2015, NY VFXWAALA has won 14 awards for VFX including the 64th National Award for Shivaay and Asian Film Award (AFA) for BajiraoMastani, becoming the only Indian VFX house to have won the AFA award till date.Despite many other new films being released, it seems that the blockbuster will remain strong in box office performance.What’s more, Fox Renderfarm will have an exclusive interview with NY VFXWAALA, talking about the stunning VFX in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Please stay tuned with us!
Ejen Ali, One of Malaysia’s Top 3 Animated Films will See You in the Cinema Soon
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Ejen Ali: The Movie, BoBoiBoy Movie 2 and Upin &x26; Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal, together are Malaysia’s Top 3 animated films, they all have chosen Fox Renderfarm, the TPN-accredited cloud render farm, as their exclusive cloud rendering partner! Fox Renderfarm is always dedicated to promoting the development of high-quality animated films.The 90-minute film, Ejen Ali: The Movie, tells a story about a brave, 12-year-old schoolboy who becomes an unwitting secret agent for futuristic spy agency MATA. After being accidentally recruited as a spy, Ejen Ali has now grown to embrace his role in secret agency Meta Advance Tactical Agency (MATA) to protect the futuristic city of Cyberaya from outside threats.The animated film took two years to complete, and cost co-producers WAU Animation and Primeworks Studios RM6.5 million. Both companies expect ticket collections for Ejen Ali The Movie to reach RM20 million.Usamah Zaid Yasin, WAU Animation's chief executive officer, said that there will be lots of spell-binding special effects and action-packed scenes for whole families to enjoy.“We certainly try to include lots of Malaysian elements and a local feel to organically include in the movie. It’s very Malaysian and this is something we’re proud of,” according to Usamah.The Ejen Ali television series has two successful seasons under its belt and has become a popular brand. At the 28th Malaysian Film Festival in 2016, it won for Best Short Animated Film.In 2017, it won the Best 3D Animation Programme at the Asian Television Awards and it was also recognized as Best 3D Animation Programme or Series at last year’s Asian Academy Creative Awards.Wish the super-popular toon hero Ejen Ali to make a new height with the upcoming feature film and admired by the worldwide audiences.
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"Upin & Ipin" Won The Best Feature Category at ANIMAZE 2019
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Upin &x26; Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris (Malay: Upin &x26; Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal) (short for Upin &x26; Ipin), produced by Les' Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd., rendered by Fox Renderfarm, has won the Best Feature category at the Montreal International Animation Film Festival 2019 (ANIMAZE).ANIMAZE is an international film festival and conference dedicated to exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers from over 65 countries working in a wide range of genres and styles converge on Montreal in the summer. Proudly, the mischievous twins Upin and Ipin are now the winners of the international film award.In this fantasy film, Upin, Ipin and their friends find a magical kris which transports them into a fictional country known as Inderaloka. Here they meet various colourful characters from Malay folklore and help them battle an powerful villian. Les' Copaque, the production company of Upin &x26; Ipin, elected to create its own unique intellectual property based on traditional Malaysian mythology, but told in an energetic, child-friendly way.The production of Upin &x26; Ipin took 5 years to complete, and the cost is almost RM20 million, making it the most expensive Malaysian film ever made. Fox Renderfarm’s reliable and high-efficient cloud rendering service helped a lot in its rendering process. As a local animated film in Malaysia, Upin &x26; Ipin’s award means a lot to the Malaysian animation industry.Here we congratulate on Upin &x26; Ipin’s great success in gaining international recognition and sincerely look forward to working together for the next project soon again!
Mission Mangal, Bollywood’s First Ever Space Film Rendered by Fox Renderfarm
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Famulus Media &x26; Entertainment, the VFX-producing firm of Mission Mangal, is an entertainment company delivering excellence in Creative Design, Animation and Visual Effects Development.Fox Renderfarm is proud to partner with Famulus Media &x26; Entertainment who was associated with Hope Productions, Cape of Good Films &x26; Fox Star Studios, to present the first ever space film, high end, space CGI/VFX coming out of Bollywood. Famulus's VFX is top class without which the long climax would not have worked so well.It’s our honour to have an interview with Asif Sayed, the Vice President Operations at Famulus Media &x26; Entertainment, who share the behind-the-scenes story of filmmaking.Here’s the interview between Asif Sayed and Fox Renderfarm.Fox Renderfarm: Hi Asif, would you please give a brief introduction about yourself and Famulus Media &x26; Entertainment?Asif: As Famulus we have been creating High-end CGI and VFX visuals for Movies, Games, Theme Parks, AR/ VR and Experientials. I, Asif Sayed, function as the Vice President Operations at Famulus M&x26;E. I have a collective experience of 17 years of CG industry spanning over US, Europe, Middle East and India.Fox Renderfarm: Mission Mangal is a significant sci-fi film, what do you think about the story? Have you ever made movies about aviation like Mission Mangal before?Asif: This movie is a remarkable feat in the Indian Film Industry. Moreover it rings in a sense of pride and patriotism as its based on real life events which made our country the first to send a satellite to Mars in the first attempt and at 1/10 the cost of NASA.Fox Renderfarm: How long did it take your team to finish the works?Asif: Around 9 months, from 2D storyboarding to final Comp.Fox Renderfarm: What's the most satisfying or unforgettable thing during the film production?Asif: This is the first space film made out of India and we are the creators of these visuals.Fox Renderfarm: You used GPU rendering or CPU in the film? What software, renderers and plugins are used?Asif: We used CPU rendering. Maya software was used with Arnold shading.Fox Renderfarm: How much of the movie uses special effects? What's the percentage of VFX shots in the entire movie length?Asif: About 25% of the movie has used VFX and CGI.Fox Renderfarm: Can you share with us the VFX highlights of this film?Asif: As this movie is about the satellite launch towards Mars, all the rocketeering and the space sections were created purely in CGI. The hanger-rooms, the stations where the scientists create the Rocket, satellites and their various experiments were all created in CGI for VFX integration.Fox Renderfarm: Did you meet any difficulties when making the film? And how did you solve it?Asif: The nature of this job always has its set of challenges, but the team had foreseen most of the concerns that generally crop and contingency plans were in place.Fox Renderfarm: Would you share your experience about rendering with Fox Renderfarm？Asif: It’s been a breeze having Fox Renderfarm as render partner. The service has always been very prompt on the requirements. However I wish we were always given an average of higher number of blades.Fox Renderfarm: And what's your expectation about Mission Mangal?Asif: This is the first Indian movie which will be covering a rocket launch and space travel in great detail. We are expecting to showcase our talent utilizing this opportunity.As the render partner of Famulus Media and Entertainment, Fox Renderfarm hopes Mission Mangal will be accepted wholeheartedly by the audiences and does well at the box office.
BoBoiBoy Movie 2 To Be Released In 5 Countries With Much Sensation In This Summer
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BoBoiBoy Movie 2, which used cloud rendering service provided by Fox Renderfarm, is a 2019 Malaysian computer-animated superhero comedy film. It is Animonsta Studios second film and the sequel of BoBoiBoy: The Movie (2016).This film is about Retak'ka, an ancient being with elemental powers that intends to seize BoBoiBoy's elemental powers. With the help of his friends, BoBoiBoy needs to stop Retak'ka from taking BoBoiBoy's powers.This is the first time a Malaysian animated film will be released simultaneously in 5 countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Vietnam on 8 August 2019.While most animation studio takes close to four years to complete a film, Animonsta Studios pushed itself to finish BoBoiBoy Movie 2 in just 12 months with a budget of RM 7 million.Animonsta Studios’s CEO Nizam Abd Razak, who is also the film’s writer, director and co-producer explained: “We did face a lot of challenges making this movie in 12 months.”“Fans can expect exciting visuals and plenty of action sequences. We’ve enhanced the animation quality with some new software, which allowed us to not only work on the product faster but animate moving water, moving trees and even add movements to hair. In the first film, we didn’t have any of this.” said Nizam.The cooperation between Animonsta Studios and Fox Renderfarm went very smoothly. As for Fox Renderfarm’s cloud rendering service, Animonsta Studios reckoned that it’s fast and reliable. The service has successfully delivered the job within limited time frame without have to compromise the quality.BoBoiBoy will see you guys on the big screen this summer!More details: https://news.monsta.com/monsta-unveils-boboiboy-movie-2-teaser-trailer/
SCAD Hong Kong's Digital Media Senior Show 2019 Supported by Fox Renderfarm
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On May 31, as one of the distinguished alumni of SCAD, Ben Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Fox Renderfarm, was invited to SCAD Hong Kong’s Digital Media Senior Show 2019.Fox Renderfarm, a leading cloud render farm in the CG industry, has served lots of leading special effects companies and animation studios from over 50 countries and regions, including two Oscar winners.In the event, Fox Renderfarm offered cloud rendering support to digital media senior students of SCAD Hong Kong, helping more students to achieve a solid career start in the CG industry.2019 Digital Media Senior Show discovers imaginative works and exceptional designs from the departments of Animation, Visual Effects, and Interactive Design &x26; Game Development. It provides a fantastic opportunity for students and enterprises to engage with each other and help students deepen understanding of digital media.Here are the animation works from 2019 digital media senior students.My Friend ChameleyonPamela LaiFilm synopsis:Chameleyon is Carly’s best toy pal. One day, as they were playing, Carly’s greatest fear, Sharketron the robot vacuum happened to join in. As she unconsciously went to hide, she leaves Chameleyon behind. When Carly realised that Sharketron was approaching Chameleyon, she had to make the decision of overcoming her fear to save her best friend.Director’s website: www.orllowart.meTeam:Director&x26;Producer: Pamela LaiSound Designer: Rian LeungMain-On-End: Sheryl ChanConcept Artist: Raven Chau, Pamela LaiModeling Team: Noah Catan, Pamela LaiRigging Team: Yan Chau, Pamela LaiTexture Artist: Rico Lee, Pamela Lai3D Animator: Pamela LaiLighting &x26; Rendering: Pamela LaiCompositor: Noah CatanSpecial Thanks: Jake Zhang, Bryan BentleyProduced at Savannah College of Art and Design&x3C;p class=‘img-source’>Bear and BunnyHugo SetyadjiFilm synopsis:The short is focused on a day in the life of a bear living in a city of bunnies. His office day is mundane, though the struggles of fitting in still plague him. He’s often just at the wrong place, at the wrong time, which is his office, at basically any time.Director’s website: http://hugosetyadji.comTeam:Diector&x26;Producer: Hugo SetyadjiConcept Art: Hugo SetyadjiCharacter Modelling: Hugo SetyadjiEnvironment Modelling: Hugo Setyadji Kayla ManRigging: Hugo SetyadjiTexturing: Hugo SetyadjiAnimation: Hugo Setyadji, Ciara Maloto, Michelle Hui, Stanley SoendoroLighting &x26; Rendering: Hugo SetyadjiComposting: Hugo SetyadjiMusic Composer: Daniel McCormickSpecial Thanks: Jake Zhang, Bryan BentleyProduced at Savannah College of Art and Design&x3C;p class=‘img-source’>The Divine InfectionChristine StevensFilm synopsis:"The Divine Infection" is a dark and surreal story of a girl who was tortured by a cult in the past. She returns to the church many years later in order to reunite with her snow leopard daemon and erase the scars the cult left behind.Director’s website: www.christinestevens.meTeam:Animation: Andre King, Christine StevensModelling&x26;Texturing: Nick Levene, Leoncio Soler, Christine Stevens, Ian TseMusic: Ho Shan LamRigging: Hugo Setyadji, Christine StevensSound Design: Irene ChanVoice Acting: Elena LorenzoSpecial Thanks: Chris de Boer, Jake Zhang, Bryan BentleyProduced at Savannah College of Art and DesignHere are the artworks from junior students, including animation and visual effects.Savannah College of Art and DesignThe Savannah College of Art and Design was founded in 1978. Offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university, SCAD is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers. SCAD is one university - offering degrees in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, Hong Kong, and online via eLearning, with additional study abroad opportunities in Lacoste, France, and other locations. Each SCAD location provides a new experience, and students can choose to study in any location, at any quarter during their education.SCAD Hong Kong offers the area’s largest concentration of art and design degree programs in the heart of the Sham Shui Po district, where a fusion of ancient heritage and Western influence inspires visitors from around the globe. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 areas of study, as well as minors in more than 60 disciplines.In Hong Kong, timeless tradition merges with the high-tech. SCAD Hong Kong offers students every resource imaginable in the UNESCO award-winning former North Kowloon Magistracy building, a grand courthouse fully restored and revitalized by the university. Features of the transformation include a library, digital labs and studios, darkrooms, a green screen studio, and sound design and editing suites.
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