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Video: Digital Domain’s Real Steel V-Ray tricks

Monday, April 30th, 2012 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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Digital Domain Lead Lighting Artist Blake Sweeney discusses the studio’s Oscar-nominated VFX for Real Steel.

Most people know V-Ray as an industry-standard renderer for the visualisation market. What sometimes gets overlooked is that it is also often used in movie work.

Digital Domain has been using V-Ray on movie projects for a while, notably on Tron: Legacy.

Now V-Ray developer Chaos Group has posted a video interview with Digital Domain lighting lead Blake Sweeney on his work on robotic box-a-thon Real Steel. Obviously, it’s intended as a promo for the software, but there’s some cool tech stuff in there, including the challenges of using the renderer for organic characters.

Read more about Digital Domain’s work on Real Steel

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