‘Mojin: The lost legend’ and Bottleship win the Golden Horse award for VFX

Mojin director Liu Song, Visual effects supervisor Sam Khorshid, Visual effects producer Wang Lei, Visual effects supervisor Douglas Smith, speaking at the Golden Horse awards ceremony The amazing news of Mojin: The Lost Legend picking up the VFX award at the Golden Horse awards came up as a joyous moment of recognition for the great […]

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VFX budgeting and scheduling with Google sheets

  Ah the joyous days in our VFX boutique, blowing stuff up left and right, lazy lunches and CG geekery galore! Well sure, there’s that, but to even start on something fun, there’s the unsung adventure of negotiating, budgeting and scheduling a project. From a business perspective, these are in the core of running a […]

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Bottleship about Rayfire software

RAYFIRE   Rayfire studios are the developer of Rayfire – a 3DS Max plugin for fragmentation and dynamics that we love using. Based in Kaliningrad, Russia and run by Mir Vadim – a personal friend and an all-around great guy!   Rayfire’s development started back in 2007, inspired by the work from Daniel Ferreira and […]

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More Thinkbox goodness – Krakatoa, Stoke and Frost

Last time we’ve spoke about Deadline. Now it’s time to show you some other cool things from Thinkbox. Krakatoa is one the main guns in our arsenal. It’s indispensable in the creation of many effects we do daily – whitewater, energy, disintegrations, all that fun stuff. It might look slightly daunting to the newcomer, like […]

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Thinkbox with Deadline

Thinkbox Software is a key partner for us, with several pieces of software critical to our pipeline.   Deadline was the obvious choice for our render farm manager. When we were just starting up, both of us as founders – me ( Hristo Velev ) and Martin Naydenski, had previous experience with it. There it […]

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Enter the Chaos Group

As you might know, both Bottleship and Chaos Group are in Sofia, Bulgaria – only a short subway ride away! Chaos group is a global rendering software development leader with their fast, robust and mature product V-Ray, on an ever growing number of platforms. Locally, they are a huge success story, one of the leaders of […]

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