My appearance on the FXGuide Linear Workflow Podcast

FXGuide Linear Workflow Podcast

Mike Seymour of FXGuide/FXPhd lost in China

I was recently interviewed by my good friend Mike Seymour over at FXGuide.com about linear workflow and linear compositing in a visual effects context.

You can listen to us ramble on the topic for nearly an hour by right here, or you can read a bit about it and comment here where you can also subscribe to the podcast for more glorious FX geekiness.

In the podcast, I mention Stu Machwitz about 1024 times. You can find Stu's blog over at ProLost.com (He doesn't consider it profound - get it?), and Stu even wrote a very lovely note on his blog in response, very heartwarming, thank you Stu! *wipes tear from eye*


Of course, as is when I ramble several run-on sentences for almost an hour, som errors creep in. After listening to it, I realize I misspaketh on a couple of places (disregarding some grammar snafu's, after all, I'm Swedish, darnit!)

  • I incorrectly attribute the creation of the EXR format to Pixar, I of course meant ILM. Apologies to both parties.
  • When describing the math of the "screen" composit operation, I say "sum" where it should be "product", i.e. the correct sentence should be "one minues the product of one minus each of the components". Duh. I.e. (1 - ((1 - A) * (1 - B)))

FXGuide and FXPhd

If you guys don't know about FXGuide, and their companion training site FXPhd, I suggest you check them out. These guys are very passionate people with a great knowledge of visual effects techniques, and they do some very nice stuff.


Going to LinearWorkflow.com today isn't terribly interesting, but some stuff is coming up in a not too distant future. I just have other higher-priority work happening right now... stay tuned... :)

And, BTW, don't buy that stupid T-shirt, it's CafePress and it actually came out not-so-pretty.



mental ray tutorials by Jeff Patton

If you follow this little link you will end up on a place where you can purchase (cheaply!) tutorials by my good friend and mental ray guru Jeff Patton.

They cover all sorts of topics from stuff all the way over to things ;)

Check them out!