"With the impressive scalablity of Render Rocket's remote render farm, we were able to turn around over two and half minutes of 2K, 3d stereoscopic animation in a matter of hours to create the Ant Bully title."
Bryan Thombs Lighting/Rendering Supervisor
The Ant Bully Theatrical End Titles
Render Rocket provided over 15,000 render hours for The Ant Bully The closing titles were designed and animated in Maya, and rendered in Mental Ray.
From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (The Polar Express), The Ant Bully tells the story of a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey when he is shrunk to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the colony. The Ant Bully was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 28, 2006.
Over 15,000 processor hours used
Maya 7.0.1, Mental Ray Batch Render
Maya scene analysis
Final Gather map support
Open EXR output and previews
The Picture Mill
Our mission at Picture Mill is to find innovative and appropriate methods for communication. We put a solid, significant idea together, find the form that best communicates that idea, and check it regularly for appropriateness. Because of this approach, Picture Mill has never had a "look" that defines the company's design in general. We believe that this frees us from being forced to repeat design solutions that were only appropriate for previous work.
"Using Maya for animation and shader management, along with Mental Ray for rendering, we created rich metals and a mysterious black 'goo.' Render Rocket allowed us to render this complex animation with great efficiency."David Garber, Executive Producer, Framework LA
"With the impressive scalability of Render Rocket's remote render farm, we were able to turn around over two and a half minutes of 2K, 3D stereoscopic animation in a matter of hours to create the Ant Bully title."Bryan Thombs, Lighting/Rendering Supervisor, The Picture Mill
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