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Hugo trailer

Thursday, July 28th, 2011


A first trailer of Hugo has just been released. Beautiful sets shot in 3D by Martin Scorsese, a bit family movie, but the train sequence we did is really cool. Check out the trailer, and below you can see a frame with some goodness 🙂


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Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The very first movie that I had a chance to work on, is released, now just waiting for DVD/Bluray. Totally crazy action packed movie.  Enjoy the trailer.


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Now at Pixomondo Berlin!

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Quick update on me. I am at Pixomondo Berlin since October 2010, first at Babelsberg Studio, now we are in the heart of Berlin, Kreuzberg. Great people, great projects and great city!


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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010


It’s finally live! I’ve been struggling with this animation for way too long. Hopefully I finished it the way I wanted from the very beginning.
The point was to practise some procedural destruction via TP ( at that time I worked on TP3) and FumeFX. There is also a full tank rig, but  it’s all covered in dust 🙁 Rendering was handled in FinalRender3, it worked quite well, at the end of animation u can see some GI flickering, I really had no time to crank up the settings to get rid of it. And finally, I had a chance to work for the first time with Nuke by comping this piece. It’s just awesome software for this kind of comping, also way faster than AE – especially when multichannel EXR workflow comes at the party 🙂 I’ve attached Nuke’s script screenshot to show u how I approached it – let me know if there is something done the way it’s not supposed to, I brought all the habits from AE.

Big thanks goes to to guys from Box Postproduction for great feedback during production and for borrowing SOME renderfarm power. Greatly appreciated.



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Nuke’s script screenshot hires

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Fur test

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Just working on fur for our internal production. After some tests on 3ds’s Hair and Fur, VrayFur, Ornatrix or proxy objects, we were still not pleased with the results. Then I decided to try something different.
Shave and Haircut for Maya and Renderman turned out to produce outstanding results, at very decent rendertimes. Here is fur test at closeup. The project got stucked for some time, but I hope that we will finish eventually.


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Skydive – not vfx :)

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009


That was a real adrenaline kick! I really needed this one. It’s fairly easy to make a parachute jump in a tandem. You don’t need any mediacal examination nor authorization. 15 minutes “tutorial” on the ground and you’re ready to fly. Everything went smooth, untill we reached altitude of 4 klicks and doors were opened. Then time starts to go 2x faster and there is no turning back. And don’t worry about the moment of exiting the plane, guy behind you will make this decision for you 🙂

Video and photos,


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vimeo Direkt

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Sunday, June 7th, 2009


I have been testing FumeFX for something else then fire/smoke simulation. As you can see, it also works great for ink sim. This effect can be pushed even further, if played with time scale in FFX grid options. Rendered with Krakatoa.

Anyway, that was just a quick test, with some eye candy resuls.


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Hot air ballon crash

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009


I’ve finally finished this project! Actually, it’s been going quite smooth through the production process. At first I just ran some tests on simple model of balloon ( previous post), then I was ready to move on.

Getting a HD camcorder (HF-10) was the next step, so I could shoot some footage in my city. All the 3d job was done in 3ds, only cloth simulation was performed by Maya’s nCloth – has some nice features 🙂 Animation was moved between apps by point cache files – nice and easy. Tracking process was fairly simple, because it was only nodal pan. Vray handled the rendering process, all in 720p at decent rendering times ( only one machine with Q6600). Oh, and there is a bit of FumeFX, it was quick setup, I didn’t have any more patience for this project 🙂

So, here is Vimeo link for final animation and Making Of. Also links for direct download from my host.


Balloon crash – Quicktime 23MB

Making of Balloon – Quicktime 13MB

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Blog? oh yeah!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Hello Everyone,

I have just started my blog, where I will post all the stuff that I create in 3d.