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Weta Consult Massy Vets about Digital Horses

August 22, 2012 at 10:50 am by linuxelf  - 

From Emma Horsley at the Manawatu Standard: Weta Digital approached New Zealands Massey University’s Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences equine scientist Dr Chris Rogers and the vets there for advice on how a horse worked from the inside out, so they could construct more believable and realistic computer generated horses for the big screen.

Weta has previously built models by looking at the horses from the outside. The institute has an equine treadmill which was used to collect motion capture images by several camera’s and Massey’s scientists were able to give them an understanding of the structure of the animal.   [Read More]

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Production, The Hobbit, WETA Digital on August 22, 2012 by Source: Manawatu Standard