Category Archives: Making-of

James Dowling – the making of Atmos. III

Back in August 2017, Architectural Visualiser James Dowling released his Atmos. III project. In this article, he takes us through his workflow, covering details such as lighting, depth of field, and more!

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IAMSTATIC – peeling paint, sailing ships, and alien worlds!

IAMSTATIC is  a Toronto-based studio who direct, design and produce award-winning projects for film & television, commercial advertising, and immersive / digital content. They use Corona Renderer on most of their animation projects, including the title sequence for the Netflix show “Frontier” and an ad campaign for Vuse that traveled to some beautiful alien worlds.

We spoke with David Greene, Director / Partner at IAMSTATIC, about some of their recent animation work using Corona.

IAMSTATIC, still from the Frontier series title sequence
A still from the Frontier series title sequence
IAMSTATIC, still from the Vuse campaign animation
A still from one of the Vuse campaign animations

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The making of ‘Nuremberg Bathroom’

“Nuremberg Bathroom” is a project by Mohammadreza Mohseni, co-founder of Vivid Visual Studio. In this article, he shares how the project was made, along with some MAXScript that you may find useful in your own projects!

Nuremberg Bathroom 12 by Mohammadreza Mohseni

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The Making of “Nissan GT-R 2017”

Factotum Pictures created a wonderful set of renders that were 100% CG, right down to the mountains in the background. We asked them to share just how they made these images!

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VFX for the movie “Monkey Talks”

“El-Qird Beyitkallem” (translated as “Monkey Talks”) is an Egyptian movie released in January 2017. The story centers around two brothers who plan to free their father using their skills as magicians, and all the VFX in the movie were created by Meda, using Corona Renderer. We spoke with him about his workflow on the movie.


The armored vehicle cuts created for the Egyptian Film Monkey Talk from Meda

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Fyodor, “Last Survivor” concept art

Fyodor is a freelance CG artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia who uses Corona Renderer to create concept art. We spoke with him about his workflow and techniques, focusing on the steps to create one particular image.

Fyodor, Last Survivor, the final concept art image.
The final concept art image.

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The Making of CG Robot “Dennis”, by IXOR

IXOR created a beautiful animation for a TV ad, the star of the show being the robot “Dennis”. We spoke with Andronikos Bisogiannis, Founder & Creative Director at IXOR to find out how it was made.


CG Robot (Protergia 1m55sec TVC Dir. CUT) from IXOR.

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Zen Images, Marché Central Gift Card Animation Breakdown

10 years ago, Daniel Beaudry founded Zen Images, a 3D animation and motion design studio based in Montreal. They recently completed a Marché Central campaign for SGM Communication intégrée, and Daniel shared a 30 minute breakdown on the animation with us, as well as some background about himself and Zen Images!

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Andres Saarnak, product renderings for KEHA 3

We spoke with Andres Saarnak, of Saarnak Visuals, about how he started in 3D, founded his own company, and in particular about how he approaches product rendering, such as his work for the KEHA 3 catalog. NOTE – be sure to view the full-size images to appreciate the detail, as some of these are 5K renders!

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