Behind the scenes with Fido and Renderman

Pixar has recently shared a case study from Anders Nyman of Fido that goes behind the scenes of the Naturskyddsföreningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation) project. It’s great to hear how the studio leveraged the power of both products to produce the very convincing Peregrine Falcon for a great cause!

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Toonbox Entertainment’s Nuts and Robbers

Toonbox Entertainment has made Nuts & Robbers available for everyone’s viewing pleasure, based on the characters of their upcoming animation feature debut – The Nut Job.

Toonbox Entertainment's Nuts and Robbers Protagonists

Toonbox Entertainment’s Nuts and Robbers

Directed by Peter Lepeniotis, the teaser won for “Best Animated Short” at the 2012 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles and won for “Best Character Design” at the 2011 Animago Awards in Germany!

Peregrine has been working closely with Toonbox’s team over the last few years having been one of the first studios to adopt Yeti for a major animated feature production.

Enjoy the teaser as a brief taste of what’s yet to come!

Parasol Island Makes It A Very Merry Christmas

The magical elves at Parasol Island have recently finished this beautiful Christmas spot for Karstadt in Germany and it’s our pleasure to be able to share it with you!

Karstadt XMAS from Parasol Island on Vimeo.

And if you’re interested in seeing how Yeti was used, be sure to check out this other little treat left under the tree – a big thank you to Paul Dreisen and the rest of the Parasol team.

Karstadt XMAS Making Of from Parasol Island on Vimeo.

Merry Christmas!

Swiss AB help Unionen wrangle a gull

The bright sparks over at Swiss International AB have just completed two spots for Unionen in Sweden, the Gull is completely CG using Yeti for generating the feathers and Chaos Groups VRay for rendering.

There are two HD stills below to scrutinize and each of the spots can be viewed here and here – be sure to watch them at HD quality.

Beautiful work from a very talented crew!