+ cebas Visual Technology Inc has had the recent and great privilege to be featured in one of Japan’s most popular 3D computer-animated movies in the CG world; “TEKKEN Blood Vengeance”. The movie is a stand out piece of art offering high quality visual effects and a thrilling storyline based on one of the most successful Game franchises “TEKKEN”.
thinkingParticles™ - one of the flagship effects products, developed by cebas - was the tool of choice for Digital Frontier to create the visual effects for the most prominent sequences in the movie. The production and motion picture company behind the movie’s great success; Digital Frontier Inc, is based in Tokyo, Japan and has been engaged in large-scale production CG feature films for the movie and game industries since its foundation in 2000. In an exclusive interview, Digital Frontier’s Senior Designer - Mr. Yoshiharu Komiya and Designer - Mr. Gen Ito shared with us their experiences working on the movie, using thinkingParticles™ and the challenges they faced in creating such compelling scenes.
When asked about the most difficult aspect of the project, Ito explained that the simulation was becoming more complex and as a result was looking much more realistic. “In my opinion, automatically handling secondary fracture effects is one of tP's strengths”, he added. “I was expecting tP to be difficult to use, however it was not. The FX TD creates a complex setup of multiple nodes then the designers only have to fiddle with object replacement and parameter settings! You can easily create complex effects with tP.", stated Komiya. “Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D” is originally based on the world famous battle action game series “Tekken” by game developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc selling over 40 million copies. The movie was directed by Yoichi Mori and written by screenwriter Dai Sato.