Transformers VFX

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by JBerryFTW, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. JBerryFTW

    JBerryFTW The new kid on the block.

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    I was wondering about how they made the robots and VFX in the movies. Did they use blender to do the animations?
     
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    eagc7 Well-Known Member

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    i think they used Maya, but i am not sure
     
  3. Autobot Adam

    Autobot Adam Sub Leader

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    No you idiot they used Google SketchUp. :D 
     
  4. JBerryFTW

    JBerryFTW The new kid on the block.

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    Oh, ok.
     
  5. optimegatron

    optimegatron Not over, not finished.

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    Actually they used Zeno (for 2nd and 3rd), but maya was used for the first.

    I think that's it.:wink: 
     
  7. ashion

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    Watching the making of's ILM predominantly used Autodesk Maya plus add-ons they developed and I think Digital Domain used Maya and some 3D Max.
     
  8. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    If I sound like a jerk, forgive me, as this is not my intent.

    Simple answer: Did they use Blender? Probably not. At least not solely.

    Longer answer: As many others have pointed out, to "do the VFX" they would've used a combination of multiple, high-end 3D, modelling, animation, rendering, etc. programs (Maya, etc.) to meet the extreme needs of the visual effects in the movies.

    If you want to find out more, I highly recommend Googling articles (CGSociety, VFXWorld) pertaining to ILM/DD and their work on the trilogy, reading Wikipedia articles and - to get to most bang for your buck - watch the bonus materials on the home video releases of each movie. The VFX-oriented material may be relatively short, but it's still extremely informative.

    That's the best option. It's better than listening to "armchair VFX-perts" like us (myself included) throw our ideas, guesses and theories at you. :) 
     
  9. legolas grof

    legolas grof Cardboard Industries CEO

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    they also used lightwave. and to create the final matte paintings; they used after effects.
     
  10. JBerryFTW

    JBerryFTW The new kid on the block.

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    Thanks guys
     

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