February Newsletter: Wrap-Up

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February 18th, 2022

We’re excited to share our latest updates with you. Isotropix is ready to kick off Spring with some new surprises. Let’s get down to the news!

Oscar Nominated Feature Films #MadeWithClarisse

This Oscar season we’re excited that so many of our clients have made the nominations list. Congratulations to the 2022 Academy Awards nominees for ‘Best Visual Effects’! This year, Isotropix is proud to say that 4 out of the 5 nominations for the award were #MadeWithClarisse - including Dune, No Time To Die, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Free Guy. Best of luck to you all! And thank you for choosing Clarisse to help bring such awe-inspiring entertainment to our screens. Check out other films #MadeWithClarisse this year here.  

Case Study: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3

We went behind the scenes at DNEG to break down the creative process in Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 and take a deep dive into Clarisse’s critical role in this award-winning  episodic TV production. Senior and Lead Lighting Technical Director, Eric Schultz, discusses how Clarisse assisted in overcoming the various challenges the team faced by providing high-speed modifications and simplifying complex scene creations for large scale environments. Clarisse contributed to the season’s lighting, set-dressing, lookdev, and rendering workflow. Schultz describes Clarisse as “instrumental” in terms of rendering, being that it saved the studio massive amounts of time. He also describes the experience of using Clarisse on episodic work as “seamless”, making it a key tool in this type of production where “turnaround time is pretty quick compared to film.” With the help of Clarisse, Star Trek: Discovery won the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Visual Effects In A Single Episode’ in Season 3, Episode 11 - "Su'kal". Congratulations to DNEG and the Star Trek: Discovery VFX team! Hear what Eric had to say about Clarisse and watch our ‘Behind The Scenes Star Trek: Discovery (Season 3)’ here

Behind The Magic: Jonas Ruiz Coming Soon

Behind The Magic is back! Our 2022 debut will be on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM PST / 6:00 PM CET. Our upcoming episode features Jonas Ruiz, Environment Generalist at DistilleryVFX. Jonas has a special Clarisse story you won’t want to miss. Learn about how he was first introduced to the software and how he landed a professional VFX job with the help of his Clarisse creations as he walks us through some of his awesome projects including ‘Trench Run’, ‘Geländewagen’, and ‘Berner Altstadt’. Don’t miss Jonas Ruiz on ‘Behind The Magic’, Episode 5, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM PST / 6:00 PM CET live on ourYouTube channel. Get ready for our next episode by checking out Jonas’s work here

Introducing Clarisse Artists of the Week

We can’t get enough of your projects #MadeWithClarisse. To better promote you and your work, we will be sharing weekly ‘Clarisse Artist of the Week’ reels across our social channels, in which we pick our favorite projects and share them for all to admire. We feel so lucky to have so many incredible projects to choose from. Remember to post your work with #MadeWithClarisse for a chance to be featured in our weekly highlights amongst other talented Clarisse artists! Watch our ‘Clarisse Artists of the Week’ as YouTube Shorts here

Clarisse 5 SP 7

Clarisse 5 SP 7 has been released with 5 new features and enhancements and 10 new bug fixes - including improved menu filtering, project loading performance and an updated Path Manager. If you haven’t already, make sure to update and get your hands on the latest advancements. Read more about it in the release notes and download the latest releases from your Download Area.

From The Community

Enjoy our latest Artstation #MadeWithClarisse selection from very talented artists.

Jeff Heral   Oleksiy Golovchenko
Mark Li   Mujia Liao
Michael Morris   Khaled Elmeligy