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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Weta Digital Talks About King Kong VFX


Weta Digital' VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri Talks About King Kong VFX
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- Studio daily has published their interview over phone with VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri, who has won two Oscars a Technical Achievement Award, and an Oscar nomination in the past three years at Weta Digital. He is currently working on Peter Jackson's King Kong
and talk about the new technology and techniques Weta devised to meet King Kong's many challenges.......... JOE : Weta Digital grew from around 420 people to slightly over 500 for Kong. Letteri drafted Ben Snow as co-VFX supervisor early and, later, added two more top supes (see sidebar, below). "We have about 20 to 25 percent more people," says Letteri. "System-wise, we've about doubled our capacity in terms of render farm, disk space, and everything since Rings." As on previous films, Weta built its pipeline around Alias's Maya, Pixar's RenderMan and Apple's Shake. Massive software, which had moved armies for Rings, managed the digital people and vehicles that populate Weta's digital New York." We also used [Digital Domain's] Nuke a bit because it has a nice ability to work with 3D, so it’s good to help build environments and do pre-comp," says Letteri. "And we.........Read Full account!!


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