Discreet Tools Used for Catwoman & Spider-Man 2

Discreet has just released the following announcement. Here are the Catwoman and Spider-Man 2 bits, you can read the full press release here

Catwoman, Spider-Man 2 and Around the World in 80 Days are just a few of this summer’s feature films created using tools from Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK – News). Major film studios and post-production facilities relied on Discreet’s visual effects, colour grading and 3D animation systems and software to deliver mesmerising motion graphics that catapult viewers into fantasy worlds.

Zoic Studios used Dicreet’s visual effects flame® system and combustion® software for multiple wire and rig removals in Spider-Man 2, in theatres June 30, 2004. Steve Meyer, Zoic Studios’ senior compositor said, “On Spider-Man 2, the use of flame and combustion’s paint, tracking and warping tools often allowed us to completely clean the rigs out of a scene. For more difficult shots, elements were recreated, and then composited back into the scene using flame.” Already the owner of three Discreet flame systems, Zoic Studios recently added 10 combustion workstations, and is benefiting from the compatibility between Discreet products.

Additionally, the Spider-Man 2 game, which will be released by publisher Activision on the movie’s opening day, was developed by TreyArch using Discreet’s 3ds max® animation software.

Frantic Films provided more than 250 pre-visualisation (pre-viz) shots and 63 post-production shots for Warner Bros.’ Catwoman with Discreet’s 3ds max animation software. Chad Wiebe, pre-viz supervisor at Frantic Films, said, “What impressed me most about Discreet’s 3ds max software was its ability to model, animate and render upwards of 250 shots in less than a week, as was necessary for pre-viz production on Catwoman. 3ds max’s scanline renderer enabled us to render numerous shots on a daily basis, ensuring a quick turnaround and prompt feedback from the director.”

Source: Discreet