Friday, 9 October 2015

Going off-model: Hotel Transylvania 2

One of the biggest challenges faced by Sony Pictures Imageworks' visual effects and animation team on Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2 was the unique style of movement that director Genndy Tartakovsky wanted to impart on the characters. Explored also on the first film, this exaggerated motion gave an incredible level of extra effect to the performances, but also meant that the artists could not always run typical physics sims for things like cloth and FX. Visual effects supervisor Karl Herbst runs through some of the those challenges, and we present two exclusive behind the scenes videos showing how Sony dealt with them.

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