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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Roadside Romeo - 3D animated film by VCL


+ Visual Computing Labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd, has lived up to the expectations of making India’s first fully 3D animated mainstream film with Roadside Romeo. The film, a joint venture between India’s largest production house Yash Raj Films and the leader’s in animation worldwide Walt Disney was released on October 24, 2008 and has since received rave reviews on the quality of animation. The film is the first in the series of original and exclusive 3D animated feature films to be tailor made for Indian audiences as part of the alliance between YRF and Walt Disney where VCL is the animation partner.
The 90 minute film has around 1500 shots and 37 scenes. The entire project has been executed at VCL, from visual conceptualization to final delivery. Each frame was executed with painstaking attention to detail in less than 2 years involving 120 odd artists at peak. The film underwent a complex process, with all the characters, props, backgrounds being built on the computer, animated, lit, rendered and composited. This had to be done for each of the 150000 frames that made up the film. Each character in the film, every expression and emotion was first drawn with possible body movements / postures. The characters were then modeled and rigged. This was followed by shading, addition of texture and fur.
About Visual Computing Labs

Visual Computing Labs, a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd, is a creative facility offering animation, digital visual effects and game asset building for the global entertainment and broadcast industry. With its global delivery center in Mumbai, India, VCL is a unique mix of engineering and creative skills, which provides solutions from scripting, pre/post production, character modelling & animation, VFX and development services among others. - Click Here

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