Case Study – US Capitol Project

March.24.2011 · Posted By - Rex

Mini Documentary related to this Blog Entry.

In September of 2009 we worked on a federal government project, for a series of animations and mini-documentaries related to the US Capitol. These were to be used for various visitor education and information needs.

We were tasked with constructing 19 detailed buildings, and detail and landscape a large area of the capitol. We also had to construct a much larger area of city in a lower detail fashion, representing roughly a 2 mile by …

3D in Flash – Part II

September.09.2010 · Posted By - Rex

A while ago I blogged about using 3D in Flash, using rendered sequences from 3D animation programs.  This time I wanted to talk quickly about some of the actual 3D options you have within Flash, and there are a few, albeit with limitations, and my experience with them.

First of all, Adobe keeps adding some 3D ability to the Flash engine itself.  While it is good at doing basic transformations and distortions on 2D objects, or vector based objects, it does …

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 …