Sunday, 28 July 2013

Better Visual Effects than Ever – “300: Rise of an Empire”

We all can remember the conspiracy, thrill, excitement with the battle of Thermopylae in the year 2007. That was the epic film “300”, based on the comic series of the same name. If you enjoyed that particular masterpiece and great show of visual effects, then the great news is waiting for you. The sequel of this epic saga is going to take the action to a fresh battlefield on the sea. It is another epic story of the Greek general Themistocles, battling an invading army of Persians lead by Xerxes.
The film is centered on three main characters Themistocles, Artemisia of Caria and Xerxes of Persia. They were engaged in the battle of Artemisium that concurrent with the battle of Thermopylae. The film will also cover some back-story to explain how the Xerxes became "the god King".
The Visual Effects of “300: Rise of an Empire”:
Producer Zack Snyder and his visual effects studio are bringing out another visual masterpiece “300: Rise of an Empire”. That has challenged its previous movie “300” in the sense of visual effects. “300” was critically acclaimed by most critics because of its groundbreaking visual effects. “300: Rise of an Empire” just pushed up its visual limit and expanded its capacity.
The challenges for the rendering team are numerous in a sense that they had to shoot the entire film in a dry place. But, there were many scenes of naval battle with lots of ships. With the debut of first trailer we see that the movie is mostly shot on water. But according to director Noam Murro, the movie did not have a single drop of water used on its set. As they had to simulate the waves and the rainfall, they completely used computer-generated imagery (CGI) to make the water realistic. It was a pretty difficult task for the render farm. The boats used in the movie were completely still, but visual effect artists made it moves to the rhythm of CGI wave.
There were also CGI fires to be seen in this film. The fires were rendered so realistically that viewers would never differentiate between real and CGI fire with sparks. There were also some battle scenes in fog. But no fog generator was used. Technology today is so advanced that CGI fog is way better than fog generators.
The idea of this movie is similar with old movies, but the technology used to rendering attractive visual effects are done with modern technique. That makes more appeal to its viewer to watch this masterpiece. This rendering firm is simultaneously doing world class rendering of blockbuster movies, and it has been serving well in this section perfectly.
From the audience’s perspective, "300: Rise of an Empire" is going to be the most technically advanced and attractive movie for the year 2014. In this movie several technologies are used by its render farm to make the effects especial. This CGI-heavy film pushed visual artist and rendering to their extremities. Everyone should look forward to watching this visual masterpiece.
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