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VUE and PlantFactory in Furious 7

Check out one of the amazing Furious 7 Matte Paintings created with VUE and PlantFactory by Dark Hoffman.

We have interviewed Dark about his work on many Blockbuster movies a few years ago.

More recent VUE work from Dark Hoffman can be seen at www.darkgrafix.com.

VUE Environments in Ascension Le Film

Check out this amazing 7 minutes short film by five (now former) Supinfocom Arles (MOPA) students, Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry and Florian Vecchione.

Tools used: VRay on 3ds Max and ZBrush for modeling, lookdev, FX, lighting, and rendering, Maya for animation and cloth, and VUE xStream for the environments.

The short film received many prestigious awards including Best Short Film at the Angouleme Film Festival 2014.

Read the full article on Animation World Network.

VUE in Jupiter Ascending

Our friends at Art of VFX recently interviewed Simon Carr, VFX Supervisor at Method Studios, on their work for the just released Jupiter Ascending.

In the interview, Simon discusses how they used VUE as part of their 3D environment arsenal for the production of the 320 shots Method was involved in.

"We worked with a Maya base for the full environment put together by our Lead CG artist on the sequence. [...] VUE [was] used to generate some naturalistic rock textures and vegetation."

The interview features many concepts and before & after pictures. Check it out at: www.artofvfx.com/?p=11056

All images copyright 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

VUE in Despicable Me and the Upcoming Minions

"No other software can create natural environments in full 3D as quickly and fluidly as VUE does!"
Jean-Denis Coindre, Illumination Mac Guff

Please meet Jean-Denis Coindre, Matte Painter currently working for Universal Pictures - Illumination Mac Guff.

In this exclusive interview, Jean Denis describes his use of VUE for blockbusters such as "Despicable Me 1 & 2", "The Lorax", "Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows", the upcoming "Minions" and a lot more.

Join us as he explains how VUE is an essential tool in his production pipeline and shares his thoughts and secrets on what it's like to work in the VFX industry today!

Read the full interview at: www.e-onsoftware.com/showcase/spotlights/

VUE in Guardians of the Galaxy

Check out these amazing concepts from Guardians of the Galaxy, created with VUE by Olivier Pron, Digital Art director at Method Studios.

Learn more about Method's work on Guardians of the Galaxy at http://www.methodstudios.com/work/guardians-of-the-galaxy.

For more of Olivier's work, check his online blog at olivierpron.blogspot.fr

All images copyright 2014 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Scott Brisbane From DreamWorks Animation Loves VUE!

"VUE is just an essential part of our work-flow here. Every time I show people what I do with it they go "that's amazing!"

Scott Brisbane, DreamWorks Animation.

Meet Scott Brisbane, the head of Matte Painting at DreamWorks Animation. He has worked on numerous films including "Avatar", "The Croods", "Kung Fu Panda", "How to Train Your Dragons 2" and a lot more.

Join us as he explains how VUE was an essential tool in the production of each of film and gives great advice/tips on working as a matte painter in the industry today!

Scott teaches VUE classes at StudioArts, and is regularly a judge at the 3D Environment Competition.

>> Read the full interview

VUE in Dragons 2

There's a lot of VUE in Dreamworks' Dragons 2. Can you spot it in the above trailer? :)

Dragons 2 hits a theater near you this summer - don't miss it!

VUE in Rio 2

There's a lot of VUE in Rio 2. Can you spot it in the above trailer? :)

Rio 2 hits a theater near you this month - don't miss it!

Producing on a Deadline: Vue in Spartacus

Production of Spartacus posed unprecedented challenges; indeed, the logistics of successfully tracking and producing thousands of shots in less than twelve months were quite an achievement. In this spotlight we will see how Vue was an essential component of the solution.

We had the privilege of discussing the production of Spartacus with the show's VFX Art Director Peter Baustaedter, and Jean-Baptiste Verdier, the team's VFX Matte Painter.

Watch the full Spartacus "making-of" video

>> Read the full story!

Vue in the Tempo Student Short Film

Check out the "Making-Of" before and after shots for the short film: Tempo, showcasing some great use of Vue.

TEMPO is a student short film written and directed by Benoit Fontenelle and Tony Marioni and featuring Pierre Lekeux.

The full short film will be released on October 27th, 2013.

Check out the team's Facebook page for more info: facebook.com/Temposhortfilm

Vue in Epic

There's a lot of Vue in Epic. Did you spot it? :)