Category Archives: Making-of

Jakub Cech – CGI: An Artistic Medium

We catch up with Jakub Cech about his beautiful new film exploring computer graphics as an artistic medium. The film premiered at Academy Days X in Venice last October, with a follow on talk about it in Kyjev.

We talk about how it came to be, the processes that went into creating it, as well as how “CGI is the new painting, sculpture and photography in one artistic medium”.

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Economy is Care

Toward the end of last year, Swiss film and animation studio Guave Motion released their “Economy is Care” animation, aiming to encourage people to ask questions about the current state of the economy, and delivered with a distinctive rendering style. We spoke with CEO and 2D/3D Generalist David Fritsche about how the project came to be, and how they created it!

Economy is Care from Guave Motion

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Syntactic Labyrinths

When we recently heard about an animation project using Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, we got in touch with Blauw Films to learn more about it. Called “Syntactic Labyrinths”, it’s a science fiction story about trying to preserve the sum total of all human knowledge in the face of a calamity. Leonardo Verkoelen, the Director of Blauw Films, told us all about it!

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Recent Spaces test out caustics in production scenes

Corona Renderer 4 introduced a whole new way of calculating caustics – but are they practical for use in actual production scenes? And what about in animations?

London-based architectural & design visualization studio Recent Spaces are always on the look-out for the ultimate in photo-realism, so their artist Tobias Grendelmeier did some testing to find out and shared their findings with us.

Recent Spaces – Caustics R&D from Recent Spaces

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Sergey Poltavskiy, the 2018 Ford Expedition reveal

We last spoke with artist Sergey Poltavskiy at the beginning of 2018 – now it’s time to catch up with him again, to hear about how he worked with David Westphal (photographer), Marc Rochon (CGI/Retouching artist), and Gary Book (retouching artist) on the Ford 2018 Expedition reveal!

Sergey Poltavskiy Ford 2018 Expedition reveal 01
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Whisky Galore – David Turfitt’s work in Cinema 4D

Making high-quality product renders is an art form all of its own, especially when the product in question is itself exclusive and high-quality so that the images have to exude class. We spoke with freelance artist David Turfitt about how he uses Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D to create high-end marketing materials for whisky companies like Beam Suntory.


Hakushu 25 Animation from David Turfitt.

Read more about how David creates his product renders!

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IAMSTATIC – salt flats, crime lords, and racey wallpaper!

We last spoke with iamstatic back in October of 2017, and today we catch up with David Greene, Director / Partner at IAMSTATIC, to learn about some of their recent projects, including BMW stunts on the salt flats, a backwoods scene that is not going to end well for one person, and horse racing that plays out on wallpaper!

IAMSTATIC, BMW Stunt It still 01

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Recent Spaces and theViewer – animated photorealistic VR

Recent Spaces spoke with us to give a breakdown of how they are adding animation and interactivity to pre-rendered VR thanks to development work they’ve done along with theViewer, to bridge the choice between photorealism and immersion. As part of that, they’ve been taking advantage of Corona Renderer’s compatibility with Phoenix FD too!

Corona Renderer Recent Spaces theConstruct, standard render of Lake ATX Great Room scene
One of the main still CGIs of the scene, with fire, fans and lake to be animated in VR

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Hyundai i30n “Turning Petrol Heads” – wearelut

We spoke with John Crawshaw from wearelut about their recent “Turning Petrolheads” project for the Hyundai i30n. This involved creating a 60 second TV ad and two 15 second TV spots, plus a print and billboard campaign (which included lenticular images, that change with angle of view, on the sides of London buses).


Hyundai i30n – Turning petrol heads from wearelut on Vimeo.

All the work featured a mix of CGI blended with real world footage, and we asked John about the challenges they faced.

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