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3DAD 024 : Stories from the Visual Effects Industry – Greg Teegarden Computer Graphics Supervisor at Digital Domain

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Greg Teegarden is a computer graphics supervisor at Digital Domain, a visual effects and digital production company based in Venice, Los Angeles, California.

Greg Teegarden from Digital Domain

He has been in the industry for over 20 years and has worked on productions including SeaQuest 2032, The Fifth Element, Tron : Legacy, X Men: First Class, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and more recently the Oblivion movie starring Tom Cruise.

He has been nominated six times at the Visual Effects Society for his work.

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We are pleased to interview Greg in this podcast session and learn:-

– How Greg’s father, James Teegarden, who was an art director and set designer for Back to the Future II, Artificial Intelligence and E.T. influenced Greg.
– How Greg got started professionally in visual effects.
– The experience of working as an animator on Seaquest 2032.
– The influence of Industrial Light and Magic.
– Some of Greg’s earliest visual effects tools including Lightwave.
– Greg’s experience on the sci-fi movie Oblivion, which starred Tom Cruise.
– Using Terragen to create a procedural generated Earth for the opening scene in Oblivion with the Universal Studios logo.… Read the rest

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Read issue 21 : A Salute to Harry Harrison and Discover Digital Art Styled After Lady Gaga

One of the greatest influences that nudged me into the sci-fi realm was the author Harry Harrison, who sadly passed away last month.

He was a prolific and consistent writer. So prolific that he managed to finish of his memoirs a few days before he died.

The first Harry Harrison books I read were easily discovered on my father’s bookshelf. It was a few books from the Stainless Steel Rat Series. These stories of the independent hero James DiGriz were written in the first person “I”, which caught my attention and sucked me into the narrative more effectively than many other books. The series was styled as tongue in cheek science fiction, but beyond the humour it served me an important example of a cheerful and intelligent protagonist winning against a universe full of silly rules, regulations and boundaries – perfect for a teenager like me at the time that didn’t like the status quo of certain parts of society.

You can read the rest of my salute to Harry in the editorial of this issue’s free 3D Art Direct magazine. We also cover interviews with artists that use Carrara, Daz Studio and Lightwave to amazing effect.

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 52 Pages of Insightful Interviews and Fresh Inspirational Artwork

 

Editorial

Tribute to Harry Harrison, sci-fi author of the Deathworld and Stainless Steel Rat series of books.… Read the rest

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