Go in-depth on many of the film’s virtual production developments.
Why Wētā FX changed its animation system and adopted new deep learning methodologies for ‘The Way of Water.’
Behind the system Wētā FX invented for ‘The Way of Water’.
The conference’s ‘secret weapon’ Talks sessions are now available to browse through.
Here’s how the performance capture tank was built.
A number of the opening space scenes, arrival on Pandora sequences, and views of Bridgehead were ILM visual effects shots.
With not-seen-before footage from the tank performance capture shoot.
The James Cameron film, with VFX led by Wētā FX, took the Academy Award.
The tech of the Spidercam-like set-up that allowed live-action actors to interact with CG ones.
A new video includes fun breakdowns.
befores & afters got an update from Unity itself.
Covering the CG characters with photoreal drips via a thin film solver was just one of the many water simulation challenges on the film.
The latest Shorts features Avatar: The Way of Water.
Now in featurette version.
A new VFX Notes breaks down the big ticket VFX items in the film.
Congrats to the nominees, and here’s how befores & afters covered each project.
Some extra things shared in breakdowns and discussion at the Academy event. The Academy VFX Branch hosted its Visual Effects Bake-Off on Saturday. The event …
Check out the official featurette.
A new official Avatar: Way of the Water featurette has been released.
This ESPN video showcases more of the underwater capture and breathing undertaken by the actors in Avatar: The Way of Water.
Performance capture that could be done simultaneously above and below water, a new muscle strains system away from blend shapes, and new R&D on a simulation framework to solve multiple types of water were among the big new developments for the film. Plus, the VFX team answer a major VFX question about a key scene.
Go behind the scenes on the capture process with Kate Winslet, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña and Sigourney Weaver.
Director James Cameron shoots a scene. Note the LED panels and camera tracking set-up.
Congrats to all at Wētā FX for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’.