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In this session, we get behind the scenes of D&D Creations and learn how this powerful partnership of Drea Horvath and Michel Rondberg was created. Many people in the Vue community will have heard of least one of these names, so you can discover more about this partnership in this session, what they did in their early years to get to the level of success they have acheived now.

Even they are suprised how fast they have got involved in commercial and non-commercial productions of bigger studios in a relatively short time. It's been only since the start of the year since they officially launched their services, but during their first few months they has already worked on a cinematic trailer, a historical animation, and building scenes for a big commercial 3D projection mapping project.

If you have considered animation in Vue or are trying to improve or optimise your animation work in Vue, Make a note of this live webinar event in your diaries which will be on the 3rd and 4th of August; the first weekend in August. It's entitled "Animating Nature" and the URL to book a webinar seat is, so we hope to see you there or take advantage of the recording. 

Michel and Drea's services for Vue are found at

Direct download: Session18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

In this session we learn how a hobby for computer games and graphics led to a notable visual effects business headed by Tobias Richter based in Cologn, Germany called "The Light Works". His company is now used by main industry clients such as Atari, CBS Digital and Lucas Arts as well as indie film producers for quality visual effects.

Discover in this episode:-

- Tobias has an amazing working environment, filled with sci-fi physical models that act as a great reference to creating virtual ones.

- How physical model building is a useful discipline for virtual modeling. 

- How The Light Works company started.

- The secrets of how high quality visual effects are created on a relatively small budget.

- Tobias's main tools and workflow.

- The Light Works involvement in Star Trek Phase II.

- Tobias and Fedcon - a major annual Star Trek convention in Germany.

- Tobias's visit to George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch.

- The more recent projects of "Nobility" and the "5th Passenger"

Check out a reel of completed projects at and look out for stuff in production at their facebook page.

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I started off asking Tobias about his working environment at the Light Works Studio.

Direct download: Session17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm EST