By Vanita Harvison | February 08, 2011
The Cape from Eden FX on Vimeo.
Eden FX designed, produced and delivered 75 VFX shots for the premiere episode of the new, NBC television series, "The Cape." For many of the shots, Eden's Lead VFX Artist, Stefan Bredereck, developed a pipeline using NewTek LightWave™ to roto-animate a digital human character over the real-life actor's motion. The character's animation was then imported into Autodesk Softimage XSI, for cloth animation. The digital cape shots were then brought back into LightWave, for rendering, through Eden's in-house render controller, using HDRI photography. The photography was captured on set by Eden VFX Artist, Christian Bloch, who then integrated the cloth into the live-action scenes.