Animation projects are notoriously labour intensive and require a level of technical expertise, which is unrivalled in the visual effects sector. The Foundry's software is widely used to create animation on a variety of projects, from blockbuster Films to Short Form, helping to ensure that studios of all sizes can efficiently produce quality, creatively rich content to tight deadlines.
Today animated features draw huge crowds and reap record takings at the worldwide box office. The format has advanced drastically over the past decade – taking huge technical and creative leaps forward.
Our compositing and 3D applications blur the technical boundaries between 3D, lighting and compositing. Whether it's pure digital VFX or a combination of stop-frame and CG, our software helps empower customers with the tools they need to excel.
NUKEX is the industry standard Swiss army knife for film compositing. Battle tested on the most ambitious visual effects projects ever attempted, NUKEX is proven to deliver a robust pipeline able to adapt and scale to any production's demands.
NUKEX also eases the process of working in stereo with a multi-view pipeline at its core.
HIERO is a pipeline in a box from The Foundry. A shot management, conform and review timeline bringing missing link functionality to the visual effects pipeline that will improve your facility's efficiency and shot throughput volume.
HIEROPLAYER is a VFX review tool built for artists, complementing HIERO and integrating with NUKE, and the VFX pipeline. Giving access to the full HIERO project on the VFX workstation, HIEROPLAYER lets artists view shots in the context of a conformed HIERO timeline and quickly review versions of renders.
The Foundry's award-winning plug-in toolset for NUKEX, OCULA tackles additional common stereoscopic challenges delivering a higher quality audience experience, while often saving time and money in production.
MARI is a 3D Digital Paint package designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of the most demanding film productions. Originally created to handle the exceedingly ambitious look development and texture requirements on Avatar, MARI will revolutionise your workflow and free up your artists.
MODO by Luxology is a cutting-edge and artist friendly 3D software package that combines modeling, painting, animation and rendering in a single integrated powerful package. The new generation in 3D software, MODO is a true end-to-end solution that offers a fresh, flexible and modular approach.
MODO is both easy to learn and intuitive to use, and lets artists concentrate on the creative process and get high quality results fast.
KATANA is a recipe-based approach to look development and lighting. Developed in film production by Sony Pictures Imageworks to replace the conventional CG pipeline.
Its node-based approach facilitates rapid turnaround of high complexity shots while keeping artists in control and reducing in-house overheads.
"I've said it before, there is in my career no parallel to the continued and far reaching efforts [The Foundry] has brought to the fore. I've been in the industry for nearly 20 years reading trade magazines, watching software and hardware vendors come and go, and I've never seen such commitment to craft. It would seem every time there are discussions as to where ingenuity could be applied marrying technologies, someone within The Foundry's R&D team already has a line on it, working through its practical application, and is considering how best to make it available to artists down the road."
Our animation customers use our software to continuously challenge the realms of possibility and to deliver awe-inspiring results.
Examples of our software being put to excellent use include: