It’s becoming a tradition for Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg to take the VES Award for Best Visual Effects in a Student Project: when Rugbybugs won on Wednesday, it became the school’s fifth award in a row.
According to co-director Carl Schröter, the characters were sculpted in ZBrush and textured in Mudbox, then animated in Maya, with 3ds Max for particle effects. The short was rendered in V-Ray and composited in Nuke.
Watch previous award-winners
Below, we’ve rounded up the Filmakademie’s four previous award-winners, including another FMX ident, a.maize – and Loom, another one to avoid if you have a fear of creatures with more than four legs.
You can read the list of other VES Award-winners – mainly Gravity, Frozen and Game of Thrones – on the Visual Effects Society website, and check out our round-up of the nominees in the short-form categories here.
Watch the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg’s past four VES Award-winning shorts:
Daniel Brkovic, David Kirchner, Jan-Marcel Kuehn, Tom Ferstl
Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann
Regina Welker, Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay
2010: They Will Come To Town
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