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NE ZHA, The First Chinese Animated Film Released in IMAX

NE ZHA, The First Chinese Animated Film Released in IMAX

2022-07-01

Animated Films

As the first Chinese animated film released in China's IMAX theater, NE ZHA(哪吒之魔童降世) has assembled China's top domestic animation team, and produced for three years. The film has more than 1,400 special effects shots, nearly 80% of which are composed of special effects shots, and this well-received animated film will be released on July 26, 2019, in mainland China.Ne Zha, which is one of the most rebellious young heroes in Chinese legends, the film NE ZHA is adapted from the classic Chinese mythology, but the subversion of the traditional image has been subtly adapted to tell the story of what happened. The story of the devil Ne Zha, who refuses to admit life. This animated film is directed by Yu Yang (Dumpling), a brilliant director in Chinese animated film industry, launched by Horgos Caitiaowu Pictures Co., Ltd, Chengdu Coco Cartoon Co., Ltd. and Octmedia. At the same time, Fox Renderfarm also provided cloud rendering services for the film, escorting the final result of the production.The animated film ZE ZHA subverts the traditional image, which has been well received by everyone since its publication, and the production team is really painstaking about this film. As the film's release time is approaching, it has also released official trailer and posters. After the film Monkey King: Hero Is Back and White Snake: Origin, will ZE ZHA become another good work at the Chinse animated film history? Let’s looking forward to the box office.


Fazbear & Friends Episode #4 [VERSION A] is OUT now!!

Fazbear & Friends Episode #4 [VERSION A] is OUT now!!

2022-07-01

Animated Movies Rendering

CIRCUS BABY VS FREDDY! - Fazbear &x26; Friends Episode 4 [VERSION A] is OUT now!! Let's give it a watch.The MV was made by youtuber ZAMination, rendered with the best cloud rendering service provider, Fox Renderfarm.Fazbear and Friends is an animated series based on the main cast of "Five Nights at Freddy's". The show follows the wacky misadventures of Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and their many friends as they get themselves into trouble while trying to manage their pizzeria.Who is Fox Renderfarm?Fox Renderfarm is a leading cloud render farm service provider in the industry. Since the operation in 2011, Fox Renderfarm has earned a good reputation for its quality performance, great customer service, and flexible pricing scheme. With over 20 years’ experience, the pioneering core team served more than 200,000 users and top leading visual effects companies and animation studios from over 50 countries or regions, clients including multiple awards and Oscar winners.Why Choose Us?Fox Renderfarm has an outstanding team with over 20 years’ experience in the CG industry. Team members are from Disney, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Sony, etc. With professional services and industry-leading innovations, they serve leading VFX companies and animation studios from over 50 countries and regions, including Oscar winners.Fox Renderfarm formed a global strategic business partnership with Alibaba Group(NYSE: BABA) in 2015, and Legend Capital in 2018 respectively to provide global visual cloud computing services.Green EnergyThe electricity of Fox Renderfarm's green data center is all generated by wind and water power which is natural &x26; clean, it will do no harm to the environment. The data center is located at the district where the climate is dry and temperature is extremely low all year round, so it's no necessary to use air conditioner for cooling most times. The average PUE of our data center is under 1.2 which means the energy saving ability is highly effective. Every time you use Fox Renderfarm for rendering, you made contributions on reducing carbon dioxide emissions.


A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (2)

A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (2)

2022-07-01

Animated Films

This time, Fox Renderfarm, as your best CPU &x26; GPU render farm and cloud rendering service provider, will still shares with you the process about how to make Disney/Pixar's "Soul" by 3d artists Carldrifter. And this is part two of the article.A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (1)Look DevThe setting of the soul is similar to the light and shadow effect of prisms for light reflection. The difficulty lies in creating a balanced appearance between softness/lightness but with sufficient clarity so that shapes and expressions can be easily recognized. This is to ensure that the character achieves 3S effects while not being overly hard-surfaced.They wrote a custom material node, IridescenceDriver or IDriver, to achieve the purpose of the dual Henyey-Greenstein volume shader to achieve this non-real lighting effect. In general, the IDriver material reads a custom color through the model normal to set the color of albedo, which is used to set fake diffuse and specular. In order to make the character look softer, the normal details of the model are filtered out.For the smaller and more complex shapes of the face, they modeled and set up animated lines to highlight contours or wrinkles.The rigging also outputs lines to enhance the details of hair and clothes. They added contour lines to the characters' hands to enhance the recognition of gestures and actions, and make the actions clearer. This is the contour line extracted by dotproduct calculation through the vertex normal direction and the camera angle direction. The animator has additional parameters to control the visibility, density and thickness of these lines.The protagonist Joe has some accessories to reinforce its characteristic mark in the soul world. For example, his hat is like a part of his body, so the effect of the hat looks the same as the body. However, although his glasses are necessary, they are inanimate, so they are colorless. The hard edges of the glasses keep it translucent and have obvious readability. The hair of the crowd soul in the background is also set like Joe's hat, and most of the accessories are desaturated with a little rainbow color, such as Joe's glasses.Now please follow the best CPU &x26; GPU render farm and cloud rendering services provider to our next part: A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (3).


A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (3)

A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (3)

2022-07-01

Animated Films

Fox Renderfarm, as the best-animated 3D film render farm and cloud rendering services provider, will still shares with you the process about how to make Disney/Pixar's "Soul" by 3d artists Carldrifter. And this is part three of the article.A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (1)A Sharing of How to Make of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (2)Create VolumeThe staff uses Houdini to create the volume of each frame and provide the IDshader with volume-type signals. In order to ensure that the animation can correctly read the translucent volume information, most of their workflow is based on the camera. Each character is composed of several separate volumes; most of these volumes will have partial or complete self-masking, which can create a cleaner effect without layering. For example, the teeth and tongue are precisely cropped based on the camera to match the movement of opening the mouth. The eyeball is a surface model, not a volume, so we create a mask map instead of cropping the eyes.Other material features such as eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, and lips are volume objects; many are projected from the camera. They use this to adjust the color and shader and adapt to the shader. We then calculate the corresponding volume normal based on the surface model normal and the camera projection. For the soft normal volume, they converted the surface to SDF, extended the SDF, added an average blur, and then converted the SDF back to the Surface to get the smooth normals mapped back to the original model.For all backgrounds and other roles in the soul, the staff created the Houdini network to achieve this effect, such as the two roles on the right in Figure 1. They only need certain specific controls. Because each role has its own specific form, most of them share the same topology, which can greatly carry out batch linear management. The same applies to the soul cluster role of the remaining clusters.For the production of expression lines, the left and middle in Figure 4 are extruded to generate extrude based on the camera directly through the original mesh. For the contour line, the dot product between the model normal and the camera angle is obtained.PipelineTheir Houdini network generates many precise volume channels. This requires a lot of and frequent calculations. So a system called Houdini export was created to realize batch parallel data calculation in the rendering farm. The system can be highly adjusted, allowing different departments to make different precision arrangements according to their needs.In the early production, character artists used Pixar's existing visual effects process. visual effects artists also use volumes that require a lot of calculations. They have developed parallel calculations and work methods for large amounts of data storage. Other departments export a USD file with animation, each frame is stored separately, but this cannot be used immediately in parallel processing. Because there is a race condition when the file is written out. In turn, Pixar's visual effects artists used the tool USD Stitch Clips to stitch each frame into USD value clips.Fox Renderfarm hopes it will be of some help to you. It is well known that Fox Renderfarm is an excellent cloud rendering services provider in the CG world, so if you need to find a render farm, why not try Fox Renderfarm, which is offering a free $25 trial for new users? Thanks for reading!


Animated Movies Rendering VS Video Games Rendering

Animated Movies Rendering VS Video Games Rendering

2022-06-23

Video Games Rendering

The affordable cloud rendering services provider and one of the top render farm online , Fox Renderfarm is here to tell you the difference between the rendering of animated movies and video game.Involving the difference between offline and instant.The rendering of animated movies is very inspecting the hardware level. Generally, it is cost a long time in the industrial-grade cluster workstations, always several hours to several weeks. Then, the final works to the audience is ok.The quality of an animated movies is high. There are a lot of 2K and 4K works. It is not a problem to show on IMAX. It is depend on hardware devices and the long time rendering.The rendering of the video game is different. When the player is sitting next to the game, it must complete one frame in tens of milliseconds.Game rendering, including mobile and PC games, the screen is no bigger than the screen of the theater, so the requirements are much lower, generally will not exceed the mainstream TV level, so we describe a high-definition game will often admire "Smell the aroma of the graphics card", mobile games and PC games are the same, playing games is actually playing a graphics processing unit (GPU).The difference of engine.Animated movies rendering pursues reality, using global light source, real-time calculation of particle effects and fluid effects.Video game rendering generally uses pre-optimized models and material compression techniques, simple local light sources. However, the excellent story video game is another thing, it needs to be downloaded separately, just like watching in the video.The above is the difference between animated movies rendering and video games rendering.Let’s talk about the difficulty of film and television rendering.Usually 2K movies use an rendering time of about one hour per frame, while Hollywood mainstream movies have resolutions of 2K, 4K, 6K, and 8K, and each quality time will increase by four times.If the scene involves complex calculations such as particles and fluids, a frame may take more than 10 hours of rendering time.The huge cluster of render farm solves this problem well. Its mode is similar to that of conventional cloud computing, where 3D programs are rendered in remote servers, and user terminals access resources through high-speed internet access via the web or clients. The instruction is sent from the user terminal, and the server executes the corresponding rendering task according to the instruction (allocating multi-node multi-frame simultaneous rendering, which will greatly shorten the rendering period), and the rendering result picture is transmitted back to the user terminal for display.The cloud render farm can be understood as a high-performance cloud computing cluster system (thousands to tens of thousands of high-performance rendering nodes).


The Future of 3D Animation and Cloud Rendering Solution

The Future of 3D Animation and Cloud Rendering Solution

2024-02-01

cloud rendering

As technology continues to advance, 3D animation and rendering techniques are playing an increasingly important role in areas such as film, games and advertising. However, 3D animation faces challenges in achieving realistic effects and increasing rendering speed. To address these challenges, cloud rendering solutions are becoming the future direction of 3D animation production.What is 3D Animation and What are the Challenges it Faces?3D animation refers to the process of using computer-generated algorithms to transform the geometric and texture information of 3D models into realistic 2D images or animations. Through rendering techniques, we can present static models and scenes with realistic lighting, shading, and visual effects. In fields such as film, gaming, and advertising, 3D animation has become an important means of creation.While 3D animation has limitless potential in terms of technology and visual effects, it also faces certain challenges. Firstly, the production process of 3D animation requires significant computing resources and time. Complex scenes and animation effects demand high computational power, which can be a challenge for individuals or small teams.Furthermore, multiple artists and creators often need to collaborate simultaneously in the production of 3D animation. They have to handle and render various components to ensure overall consistency and quality. This calls for an efficient collaboration platform and a distributed render farm to coordinate and manage the different stages.Toy Story (1995) © Pixar Animation StudiosThe Future of 3D AnimationThe future of 3D animation is exciting. Through continuous technological innovation and development, we can anticipate even more realistic, intricate, and fluid 3D animation works. Advanced rendering techniques, detailed texture mapping, and more realistic animation effects will immerse viewers in more vivid and captivating virtual worlds.Additionally, with the rise of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), the applications of 3D animation will become even more extensive. Whether in education, entertainment, or business, 3D animation can offer richer experiences and deeper interactions.The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) © Universal PicturesCloud Rendering Solutions for 3D AnimationCloud rendering solutions have emerged to address the challenges in the production process of 3D animation. These solutions provide computing resources from render farms to users via the internet as a service. Users only need to upload their 3D models and rendering parameters, and the cloud rendering solution automatically assigns the tasks to the render farm cluster for processing.The advantages of cloud rendering solutions lie in their powerful computing capabilities and flexible rendering scalability. Users can adjust the rendering scale according to their needs, improving efficiency and reducing costs. Additionally, cloud rendering, such as Fox Renderfarm, supports cross-platform operations and real-time monitoring, allowing users to conveniently manage and control the rendering process.ConclusionIn conclusion, we can look forward to the future development of 3D animation, and expect more realistic and detailed 3D animation works, as well as their wide application in various fields. Through cloud rendering solutions, the production of 3D animations becomes more efficient, fast, and flexible. Cloud rendering solutions open up greater possibilities for the development of 3D animation, driving progress in this field.


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