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"Creating the Amazon in Rio2"

This is special panel presentation by Blue Sky Studios featuring work from this summer's hit movie "Rio2".

  • Presentation
  • Public Event
When Oct 06, 2014
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Where NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway, 1871 Broadway (Between 61st and 62nd Streets) , NY, NY, 10023
Contact Name Scott Lang
Contact Email
Attendees NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Members - Free
NYIT Faculty / Students / Staff - Free
Non-Members - Advance Online, $13.00; At The Door (If Available), $15.00
Non-Member Students - Advance Online, $8.00 (Must Present Full-Time Student ID at Event); At The Door (If Available), $13.00 with current Full-Time Student ID
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"Creating the Amazon in Rio2"
Monday, October 6, 2014
7:00PM at NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway (AOB)

Building one tree in a CG environment can be an interesting story to tell but creating the Amazon Jungle in "Rio2" is a much larger tale! In order to bring this massive jungle to the screen, the Blue Sky team had to consider the overall scale, diversity of plants and trees, density of assets on the ground and in the treetops and choreography of moving cameras in order to give the audience the feeling of birds in flight with unparalleled views of the worlds most unique ecosystem. Blue Sky Artists and Technical Directors created an infinite jungle out of a carefully designed collection of parts and assets, and brought it to life by building rigs for secondary animation. There was a constant need to find efficient ways to work with complex heavy files, create staging areas that stayed consistently overgrown all coupled with a stereoscopic version that felt as dense as it did in 2D. All of the departments had to come together to influence and support each others processes to build this technically challenging yet beautiful, lush environment that was used in multiple sequences throughout the film.

Tom Humber (Lead Set Designer) 
Karyn Monschein (Sr. Camera & Staging Artist and Technical Lead)
John Kalaigian (Assembly TD)
David Barksdale (Lead Fur TD) 
Alen Lai (Lead Effects TD)


New York Institute of Technology

Auditorium On Broadway

1871 Broadway (Between 61st and 62nd Streets)
New York, NY  10023

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH wishes to thank NYIT for its generous support of this event.

For directions to NYIT, visit this link:

Event Organizers:

Scott Lang, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH & Bergen County Academies
Patty Wongpakdee, NYIT
Terry Nauheim, NYIT


NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Members (including student members) - Free
Faculty, Students, and Staff of NYIT - Free

Eventbrite - Creating the Amazon in Rio2 

Non-Members -  Advance Online, $13.00; At The Door (If Available), $15.00

Non-Member Students - Advance Online, $8.00 (Must Present Full-Time Student ID at Event); At The Door (If Available), $13.00 with current Full-Time Student ID


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