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Digital Actors in Rings Can Think

December 13, 2002 at 1:37 pm by xoanon  - 

In a sparse, sunlit loft, programmer Stephen Regelous quietly works alone every day to the hum of his laptop. But what he’s really doing is leading the masses. Regelous created Massive, the special-effects program behind the colossal battles in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Using Massive, the Oscar-winning Weta Digital team pulled off anticipated scenes for the latest installment, The Two Towers — such as the battle at Helm’s Deep — by digitally generating smart crowds to supplement the live action. [More]

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