Hellblade : Virtual Human Creating.

“Hellblade. Senua’s sacrifice” is a new game currently being produced and developed by Ninja Theory.
Studios like Epic Game, 3Lateral and Cubic Motion are also contributing to it. The main topic of this conference was about creating a believable character based on reference information from a real person.


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2013 graduation class: Featured in Thinkbox Software!

Thinkbox Software publisher is featuring four films from the 2013 graduation class :

Initium, Catch a Lot, Runaway and Atome. The common point for these films : their film team used one of this publisher’s leading softwares, Krakatoa for Maya (Volumetric Particle Renderer for Autodesk Maya).

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The rendering engineer Arnold

This is an important tool for our 4th year students who have been working on their films for several months. Two film teams are using Arnold, the rendering engine from Solid Angle society, which is an ArtFx partner. Below we discuss this software in detail with the students who have tested it.Read More

DMM: another simulation example

No one is letting go of this revolutionary tool at ArtFx ! The second year students have been able to test the DMM plug-in in a Dynamics and Simulations course. This provides us with the opportunity to demonstrate another plug-in application to you.Read More

Digital Molecular Matter: The Pixelux Revolution

ArtFx has developed a partnerships with the Pixelux society which will allow the school to test the “Digital Molecular Matter” (DMM), a simulation system which models the materials of objects so one can divide them into molecules or be able to apply pressure to them and bend them. This is a real revolution, available as a plug-in through Maya and 3ds Max. We are salivating over this…Read More

Discover compositing at the Clermont Festival

Dive into the universe of “Microcosmos” and evolve in an animated film peopled by insects. This is the interactive experience ArtFx students will provide for you during the Workshop of the Clermont Short Film Festival.Read More

Animation industry facts & figures

The third edition of ‘Rencontres Animation Formation (Animation Training Conference)’ was held in Angoulême. These meetings allow Animation studios and schools to discuss the state of the profession and the evolution of this field. It is a chance to have frank and direct conversations in a friendly yet advancement-driven environment. This is also an occasion to make note of principal indicators within this sector. Here’s a summary of some of the key figures.Read More

Sound Design: 1 film, 2 versions

ArtFx has recently partnered with the Vancouver Film School (VFS)*. Within the framework of this partnership, students from VFS ‘Sound Design for Visual Media’ department are developing new music and sound scores for three films created by students in their final year at ArtFx*. This occasion has inspired us to talk about sound design with Aurélien Marini*, sound professor at ArtFx. Professor Marini and his students created the original soundtrack for the film “Migration”. He talks to us about it below.Read More