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The Making of Wrath of the Lich King Cinematic Trailer Interview

Worldofwar.net has word that CGChannel interviewed Blizzard Entertainment's CGI Artists Jeff Chamberlain and Fausto De Martini to explain the process of creating the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King cinematic trailer. The artists reveal the software tools, pipeline structure and animation techniques used to create the frostwyrm and Arthas the Lich King scenes.

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Maticus3164d ago

It's not surprising this process takes so long when you consider how thorough these guys at Blizzard are.

Leord3164d ago

Yeah. I can also understand why they don't make the WoW full movie in 3D. It's just more expensive and would take more time! =P

Medievaldragon3164d ago

Blizzard Cinematic team is focusing their time in creating the trailers for Starcraft II and Diablo III. Starcraft and Warcraft 3 had cinematics in between campaigns or at the beginning or end of the campaigns.

With Starcraft II now a trilogy, it is gonna keep them quite busy. It would be better suited to have a company such as Pixar or Legendary Pictures do the animation work since they got the budget and the CGI computer farms to do it.

Dorjan3164d ago

Yeah that's a point. Blizzard prob doesn't have a cinimatics team just for WoW do they?

SC2 would be eating thier time atm!

Leord3164d ago

That's likely true, but the same thing goes for them. Would they forego another Wall-e to make a WarCraft movie?

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Medievaldragon3164d ago

Awesome interview. There are three pre-rendered animation footage showing you how the models and animation look like without textures. Hopefully it inspires college 3D/Animation artists and aficionados.

Recka3164d ago

alot of this is on the collectors edition dvd but it's still awesome lol

Leord3164d ago

Is it? Cool!

Lol, are they releasing it to everyone now then, a little bit of a bummer to CE buyers!

Medievaldragon3164d ago

Considering maybe 70,000 Collector's Edition are made, versus 11 million players worldwide, I guess it is good the majority is able to get a sneak peek behind the scenes.

kalos3164d ago

It is good to see this process, unique even.

thetamer3164d ago

Cool, these trailers are always cool

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