Virtual Actors and Actresses BookReel™ Examples Video Gallery
Image Gallery Scene Development-A Brief Overview Tutorials


Virtual Actors and Actresses

Note: Current BookReel™ examples use Virtualmedia Studios’ Ultra-1 Series™ of virtual actors. This summer Virtualmedia Studios' stunning new line of virtual actors will be released: The Ultra-2 Series™.

The Ultra-1 Series

The Ultra-2 Series

Ultra-1 Series


Stunning realism! Advanced particle based hair, facial expressions and lip sync plus, the latest advancements in skin texturing and rigging systems will make the U-2s more realistic and alive. A demonstration of Ultra-2 line will be posted in March of 2005.

Check back! Additional information will be posted as it becomes available on Virtualmedia Studios' stunning advancement in ultra-realistic virtual actors; The Ultra-2 Series!
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BookReel™ Examples

New BookReel™ for The Spiral Slayers
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SciFi
Other Examples
Horrorthon
Crime/Drama
Mantis
SciFi
Mr Littlefield
Action/Adventure
Mr Littlefield
Children’s

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Video Gallery



Water Effects
Water Effects
Underwater Effects
Underwater Effects
Building Monique
Building Monique
Sets
Sets
Earth to Space Zoom
Earth to Space Zoom

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Image Gallery


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Scene Development -- A Brief Overview

An animation is made up of scenes – they are like the chapters of a book. Scene development begins with sketches and lots of notes. The sketches must be checked for continuance with themselves and the scenes that surround them (e.g. motion and dynamics, story flow, weather, time of day, wardrobe). They are used to determine character poses, lines of action, and the sets, props and special effects that must be developed. Pre-visualizations can be used to test the motion and timing. Finally, all the planning comes together with the set, props, cameras, lighting, special effects, characters and animation, and the scene is shot and rendered.

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Tutorials

• Facial Layered Mapping Tutorial
For ultra-realistic characters

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