Ten Free or Cheap Utilities For a Small Studio

November.18.2010 · Posted By - Rex

As many of you know, or are overwhelmed with, starting a studio up is still very expensive, with hardware and software costs impacting in the tens of thousands of dollars – or more.  I just wanted to share with you some of the software tools we’ve used for the last 5 years at PerspectX – hoping to get any suggestions you might have and hopefully inform you of some you may not know about.

I’m not really even going to get …

Case Study – Hotelicopter Viral Animation

June.26.2010 · Posted By - Rex

Production Company: PerspectX

Client: Hotelicopter

Role: Modeling, Texturing, Effects, Lighting, Compositing, Animation


In the spring of 2009, we were contacted by a soon to be in airport hotel booking company, to help pull off an internet hoax.  The idea, based around the name of their venture, was to create an illusion of a supersized transport helicopter, converted in to an in-air travel/hotel service.  Not exactly what Hotelicopter does literally, except for the name sake.

They wanted a vehicle inspired by …

Case Study – Nutritional Related Animations

May.31.2010 · Posted By - Rex


Production Company: Alvey Media Group

Client: Abbot

Role: Modeling, Texturing, Effects, Lighting, Compositing, Animation


A few months ago we had the pleasure of working on a couple of nutritional animations that demonstrate the effects of lactose intolerance – at a cellular level, on infants’ digestive systems.

As we have in the past, we worked with Alvey Media Group, a production company (and one of our first clients), to conceptualize and develop the animation, to be incorporated in to two …