It's Spring! Time to Ride the Animation Cycle

Seems like Spring is finally here! It's time to go out and enjoy the outdoors and maybe add in a little exercise. Created by our Motion Graphics Guru: Shawn Sheehan.

This animation is an example of using shape layers in Adobe After Effects to create a looping animation. Plus it's a reminder to me to get outside and exercise once in a while.

"LEGOfied" News from our Retouching Department!

Exciting "LEGO®fied" news from our Retouching department! We had the honor of working on images of Chevrolets Life-Size LEGO® Batmobile from The LEGO® Batman Movie. This life-size Batmobile is built entirely out of thousands of LEGOS®! This amazing vehicle is huge and a few of us got to see it up close! Joker beware because this vehicle was designed to instill fear in the hearts of any criminals. 

Here are just a few links where the images are featured:

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The LEGO® Batman Movie hits theaters February 10th, 2017 with Will Arnett reprising his role as Batman aka Bruce Wayne and some new voice talent joining the cast including Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes. You're not gonna want to miss this movie.

Some interesting facts about the vehicle:

  • This LEGO® Batmobile is approximately 7ft. high, 17 ft. long, and 9 ft. wide.
  • It weighs almost 1700lbs.
  • It took a total number of 344,187 LEGO® bricks to build it.
  • 222 hours were used to design it and 1833 hours to build it.
  • It was designed and assembled in the Lego Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut by Lego Master Builders.

Click on the images below for a closer look.

Be sure to check out the new LEGO® Batmobile in Chevrolet's new commercial below:

 

Happy Holidays from Across the Galaxy

Quintek: Sleigh One

This Holiday season, we at The Quintek Group ventured into that Galaxy Far Far Away... to create SLEIGH ONE.

Our goal was to design something fun to show our love for the holidays and the Star Wars Universe (especially with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story happening this week).

This piece of technical cutaway poster art we named Sleigh One. It was designed and modeled from the ground up, and rendered in Cinema 4D by our resident in-house CGI Jedi, Shawn Sheehan. 

Sleigh One comes fully equipped for the entire Galaxy's holiday needs: built with longitudinal runners for those cold-climate conditions, a twinkling light array for those late night deliveries, twin booster rockets for getaways from any Sith gift stealers, a fully-packed gift delivery storage depot, and let's not forget our Navigator droid in seasonal attire with his trusty copilot in freshly painted holiday colors. This ship and it's crew will get the job done!

Check out the detail below in some of the close-ups.

We went all the way back to our childhood and designed our Holiday Card as an homage to Kenner and all the joy those toy boxes would bring during the season. The card was created by our in-house design Jedi: Deanna Sheehan, who was joyously inspired by that classic toy box design from the original Star Wars Kenner toy line. Now if we can only get Kenner to make this toy...