Star Wars: Battlefront and the Art of Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry has started to gain steam within the Games Industry in recent years. At DICE, this technique was first used on Battlefield and they fully embraced the technology and workflow for Star Wars: Battlefront. This GDC 2016 talk from DICE’s Keneth Brown and Andrew Hamilton covers how they built the technology and process to scan props from the Star Wars films to generate assets for the new Star Wars Battlefront.

Star Wars: Battlefront and the Art of Photogrammetry

November 2016 – 11 Second Club Competition

November is here and with a new month brings a new competition for the 11 Second Club.

This months clip is taken from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is the dialogue scene between Han Solo and Rey.

Voice 1: Are you offering me a job?
Voice 2: Wouldn’t be nice to you. Doesn’t pay much.
Voice 1: You’re offering me a job.
Voice 2: I’m thinking about it.

You can find the audio clip and more information on this months competition here

Remember you can animated in any medium that you want but you can also use their provided 3D rigs if you want to animate in 3D and skip the modelling and rigging process. Their resources page is here

You can also check out the winner of last months competition here

Happy animating!

November 2016 – 11 Second Club Competition

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne -by Blur Studio

Blur is a studio constantly featured on this blog, their cinematics work is some of the finest in the world. Look at their latest work for the next expansion for Star Wars the Old Republic.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne -by Blur Studio

The 2016 ILM Art Department Challenge Winners Announcement

On May 4th 2016, ILM and ArtStation.com announced the first ILM Art Department Challenge to find the next generation of artists capable of working in the Star Wars universe.

3,888 artists responded the the call, and on May 18th the challenge began with The Moment—imagining key new moments from the Star Wars Episode IV-VI movies.

Only 330 artists were invited to the next phase of the challenge, The Ride, which asked artists to design new Star Wars vehicles.

Then it was down to only 224 artists who qualified for The Job Challenge. A concept art boot camp of 6 mini challenges that tested each artist’s ability to produce work quickly, to receive last minute Director’s changes, and to experience what it is like to work at ILM on a Star Wars project.

After three weeks of back to back challenges, 16 Art Directors from ILM judged the results to narrow the field down to eight finalists. We’re very happy to present the finalists and winners with commentary from ILM Creative Director David “Nak” Nakabayashi and ILM Art Department Senior Manager Jennifer Coronado.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and the Survivors who completed the ILM Art Department Challenge.

Visit ilmartchallenge.artstation.com for the Challenge results, and a selection of ILM Favorites, and the Survivors.
https://ilmchallenge.artstation.com/

The 2016 ILM Art Department Challenge Winners Announcement