In 2014, Carbon made its big screen debut in DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” where it was used for some of the most challenging CFX shots.
Ever since then, Carbon has been used extensively in the VFX industry for a variety of applications, ranging from sails, ropes, chains, plants, to the most demanding Hero cloth and skin simulations for animated and Digi-double simulations.
Most of your favorite blockbuster movies from the past 8 odd years have been relying on Carbon in one way or another.
Furthermore, some of the biggest TV shows like Black Sails and Game of Thrones have a touch of Carbon in them.
Carbon is also being used in TV commercials where customers have come to appreciate the stability, speed and reliability of Carbon.
Examples of Commercials using Carbon
And, thanks to our friends at Urban Heat, Carbon has found its way into the music industry, for music videos.
The main character “Alta B” is fully virtual and her purple jumpsuit is almost exclusively simulated with Carbon:
What makes Carbon so popular is not only its incredible speed and industry-leading collision detection algorithm, but also the fact that it is a unified solver, which allows you to simulate cloth, skin, rigid and soft accessories, flesh, fur, feathers, hair in one single simulation pass.
Here is a collection of some of our most used features in Film and TV.
This includes Carbon Plumage and N-Lattice for feathers and fur, Carbon Tissue for Skin and Muscles, Carbon Rigids for chains and accessories, and of course Cloth for Hero garment simulation.