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Cinesite Uses BodyPaint 3D in 'King Arthur' Epic

Adds texture to ice lakes, hawks, and Saxon armies (July 27, 2004)

Cinesite, one of the largest visual imaging facilities in the world, has used MAXON's 3D paint software BodyPaint 3D to help create jaw-dropping visual effects for the movie epic 'King Arthur.'

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer ('Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,' 'Black Hawk Down'), 'King Arthur' is a spectacular tale of one man's destiny to become a king.

Cinesite has provided all of the digital effects and the visual effects supervision for 'King Arthur.' One of the major sequences created by Cinesite involves a battle on an ice lake that is surrounded by a magnificent, steep-sided mountain gorge. The entire ice lake environment was textured using BodyPaint 3D.

MAXON's award-winning paint app was also used by Cinesite to texture many other elements in 'King Arthur,' including a computer-generated hawk and some of the Saxon armies.

Dottie Starling, Digital Effects Supervisor for 'King Arthur,' said: "At Cinesite we take on lots of artists from varied backgrounds, so it's essential that they can adapt to our suite of tools quickly. We found that BodyPaint 3D was not only powerful, but also very easy for everyone to learn and adjust to. That's why we added it to our toolset."

Cinesite's involvement in the movie is a triumph for the London-based effects team: This is the first time a major effects-heavy Bruckheimer film has post produced in the UK.

Read also MAXON's exclusive interview with Cinesite's Digital Effects Supervisor for 'King Arthur.'

About Cinesite
Cinesite (Europe Ltd) was founded in 1992 as a Kodak subsidiary and part of the company's Entertainment Imaging division. Effects Associates is a subsidiary of Cinesite (Europe) Ltd.

About BodyPaint 3D
BodyPaint 3D is an advanced 3D painting application for creating high-quality detailed textures. BodyPaint 3D runs as a standalone program or can be integrated seamlessly into CINEMA 4D, providing artists with the unprecedented ability to add detail to surfaces at any point during the production process. BodyPaint 3D is compatible with all popular 3D software packages. For more information or to download a demo, please visit MAXON's website at

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