‘With [Leeds retail development] Broadgate, we were getting into film production on a scaled-down platform’ says Pikcells’ Richard Benson. His visualisation studio usually works from accurate AutoCad drawings, using 3D models (usually supplied by architects in SketchUp format) as a reference. The animation is split into sequences which are lit and rendered separately using 3ds Max and V-Ray rendering. All the separate elements are then composited into the final shot using Autodesk Combustion ...
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