Life in 3D

Resources for artists living life in 3D: breakdowns, tutorials, interviews, and more

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6 Pro Flame Tips: "Stranger Things" Title

Imaginary Forces had one day in Flame to perform finishing on the main title sequence and episode Titles. Here's how Flame's workflow, architecture, and speed enabled them to deliver on time.

Art, tech, love: Finishing "The Revenant"

Technicolor's Steve Scott discusses why "The Revenant" was the perfect culmination of everything he values most as a seasoned Colorist.

5 pro Flame tips you'll adore

MPC VFX Supervisor, Jonathan Box presents 5 pro Flame Tips as seen in Adele's newest, multi-layered music video, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."

Florence + The Machine's "The Odyssey"

Andres Barrios, VFX Supervisor, Flame Lead and Florence + The Machine fan, discusses a52’s invisible VFX work on both the first and final chapter of the indie act’s ambitious art film, "The Odyssey."

How Nice Shoes made surreal happen in Pink’s “Just Like Fire”

Realizing a dreamlike chess sequence involving 18 versions of Pink and lush, digital gardens, Director of CG, Steve Parish, reveals how he and New Shoes fearlessly took on time to make surreal happen in Pink's "Just Like Fire" music video.

5 killer quotes from our NAB 2016 Flame presenters

Didn't make it to NAB 2016? We've pulled 5 of our favorite killer quotes from esteemed Flame and Lustre presenters, Steve Scott (Technicolor) and Derek Moore (Coffee & TV).

5 of our favorite NAB takeaways

We've pulled some of the best pearls presented by our special guests, Pixomondo, Mainframe, CounterPunch Studios and Coffee & TV at NAB 2016.

Anomalisa: Anything but ordinary

Culley Bunker of Skulley Effects describes the unique challenges encountered on the deceptively complex, Oscar-nominated stop-motion film, 'Anomalisa.'

Nowhere to hide: The Mill's see-through VFX in "Wide Open"

How The Mill used Maya to become the true scene stealers in Chemical Brothers' captivating, see-it-to-believe-it music video.

Monty's Christmas

Tim Van Hussen, animator on 'Monty's Christmas,' shares how big emphasis on the smallest details allowed MPC's photo-real, CG penguin for John Lewis win both hearts and gold at Cannes.