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Tippett FX Group Takes a Bite Out of The Bakery
Tippett Studio has chosen French-based 3D CG company Bakery Relight software for its FX group production pipeline. Founded in 2007 by veteran motion picture artists and technologists, Erwan Maigret and Arnauld Lamorlette, Relight has garnered strong praise and support from industry insiders worldwide.
Tippett’s Digital Effects Supervisor, Scott Singer explains, “Our entire FX pipeline is based on The Bakery’s advanced VFX specific tool set. We’ve now completed several of our latest film projects using this technology, including Immortals and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which was released last November, as well as our current projects, Ted, Mirror, Mirror, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, which are scheduled for release in 2012.”
“We couldn’t have completed the work we did on one of our top-secret projects without it,” says Singer. “Especially considering the small size of the crew in the FX department, the very short period of time we had to complete it, and the large amount of complexity involved. We completed the FX animation on the project – 25 shots of rigid bodies with 4 FX animators in 6 weeks. We can now do these things because we can quickly build shot independent, data-driven automated processes and efficient interactive processes.”
“We’re extremely proud to be able to collaborate at this level with a partner such as Tippett Studio,” says Bakery co-founder and CEO, Erwan Maigret, whose credits include Technical Lead on Shrek 2, Madagascar and Shrek the Third. “Tippett Studio brings an extraordinary level of knowledge and expertise to the table. This partnership is a great validation of both our technology and the work of our team.”