I forgot about this article I read in March, Failes writes another informative piece on ‘behind-the-scenes’ this time it’s Battle for L.A. I enjoyed the article because it highlights just how wide the industry is with regard to software proficiency. This sums up my view of knocking in a tack with a screwdriver..

“Our primary software for animation, lighting, and rendering is XSI rendered out of mental ray. Houdini is our fx pipeline, and compositing was all done in Nuke. Tracking was all done in SynthEyes. We did a lot of buildings and UVing in Modo.” – Winston Hegalson The Embassy

The focus of the article, like many others on FX Guide, is pulling apart the VFX shots and letting us see a glimpse of how the magic works. Go and read the article over at: