VFX, animation and design studio Iloura showcased their creative talents for the film Ted directed by Family Guy-creator, Seth MacFarlane, using the full capabilities of Vray to bring the comically crude teddy bear to life.
Storm FX client, Iloura are highly regarded for their character animation work. Having worked on films such as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Charlotte's Web, the studio also produces outstanding results in matte painting, compositing, FX animation and motion design for the film, television and advertising industries.
For the film Ted, Iloura required a physically accurate renderer to capture lighting measurements (HDRI) to recreate the same lighting environment in 3D. This was crucial in helping light Ted convincingly. Vray not only met all these requirements, it also proved to be flexible, fast and easy to use.
Glenn Melenhorst, Visual Effects Supervisor at Iloura says, "We have new lighters arriving all the time and the common sense workflow in Vray yields good results from the get go as well as providing a not too steep learning curve for people new to the software."
V-Ray is the core development product of Chaos Group, which allows users to quickly and easily create realistic images while giving them full control over the 3D production process.
VRay and VRay RT were used in the movie Ted to create initial lighting setups quickly and easily, and also used to generate baked indirect lighting and GI that matched what was shot.
"In Vray, lighting and materials are easy to set up and it has become our go-to tool for our lighting pipe. " says Glenn.
"Being able to create separated render elements out of Vray means a lot of the image can be easily tweaked in compositing without having to re-render."
On a shot by shot basis, quality vs speed is very easy to adjust so render times can be controlled while keeping quality high.
For more on how Vray was essnetial for brining Ted to life check the video below.
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