“Volumetric effects in a Snap” by Hegarty, Teplyashin, Georges and Heckenberg

  • ©Joseph Hegarty, Denis Teplyashin, Peter Georges, and Daniel Heckenberg




    Volumetric effects in a Snap



    Volumetric effects have become a mainstay of the visual effects community over the past decade. With many third-party solutions available, what are the benefits and challenges of creating a proprietary system? We outline Snap, Animal Logic’s grid-based simulation and volumetric rendering framework used in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (LotG) and Sucker Punch (SP).


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