PyConAU 2010: Python Goes to the Movies

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Python Goes to the Movies

Presented by Mark J Streatfield (Dr. D. Studios.)

As Hollywood continues to churn out blockbuster films such as Avatar, the technology used to produce the eye popping visual effects is increasingly becoming the nomenclature of the everyday movie-goer. While attention is often paid to the headline techniques such as motion capture and complex physics simulation, few realise that the majority of the work is underpinned by a foundation of Python. This talk introduces the application of Python in the visual effects industry.