In a major sequence inside the Las Vegas MGM Grand, which was more than a minute long, RODEO FX filled the entire arena with a mix of 2D crowd elements and CG crowd using “off the shelf” systems such as Kinect and PS3 cameras for motion capture and 3D scanning. Here is an in-depth look at how we created the VFX for this sequence.
We also used particle simulation to add millions of Euros falling onto the audience and created and animated the CG “Crusher”, a compactor-like prop, that teleports a character into a Paris bank vault. Rodeo FX’s VFX Supervisor Ara Khanikian said, “This was a really fun project for us – one that allowed us to really push our creative boundaries and create a very wide range of VFX.”
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