Thursday, 7 January 2016

Square Enix Tech Demo for DirectX 12 WITCH CHAPTER 0 (Final Fantasy XV)

New Square Enix real-time DirectX 12 Tech Demo 


Final Fantasy maker and tech-demo master Square Enix unveiled a doozie of a demo at Microsoft's 2015 Build conference. Titled Witch Chapter 0 [cry], the demo showcased a range of DirectX 12 technical and processing wizardries to create a real-time animation on par with pre-rendered cut scenes and movies.
Update: We now have some delicious full-resolution screenshots of the demo, which you can check out at the end of the post.
During the demo (which you can view below), Microsoft's Steve Guggenheimer explained each scene contained around 63 million polygons, which is supposedly up to 12-times more than Square Enix managed to render in its Agni’s PhilosophyDirectX 11 demo back in 2012. Running 63 million polygons with high-resolution textures—8K by 8K in this case—is no small feat. By comparison, Star Citizen's biggest carrier ships run up to around seven million polygons, while Ryse's protagonist Marius was made up of 85K polygons on the Xbox One.
One of the most impressive moments in the demo is when Guggenheimer zooms in to the character model, revealing an immense amount of detail right up to the individual pores on her skin. The character's hair was also revealed to be made up of individual polygons rendered with over 50 shaders and not the less expensive surface mapping technique that's commonly used to create features such as hair.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

神風動画デモリール Kamikaze Douga Animation Works 2015

This is the 2015 version demoreel of the Japanese animation studio Kamikaze Douga!
The works of animation made for clients from late 2013 to early 2014 are collected in this. Enjoy!!

music : Kaoru

Director : Takanobu Mizuno, Naoki Yoshibe, Tomoe Nakano, Jumpei Mizusaki, Toshihisa Yokoshima, Yoshihiko Ishiguro, AC-bu, So Nagata

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青山 浩行 (Hiroyuki Aoyama) - MAD - [Bluesakuga]

An collection of some well animated scenes animated by Hiroyuki Aoyama(青山 浩行)

Music: Waltz by Kenichiro Nishihara

Family name (in kanji): 青山
Given name (in kanji): 浩行
Non-anime staff credits:
Animation director for "Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries"
Director for "The New Batman/Superman Adventures"
Episode Director for "Superman: The Animated Series"
Storyboard artist for "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker"
T.M.S. Animation Director for "Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation"

Staff in:
Akira (movie) : CG (Telecom Company) , Key Animation (Telecom Animation Film)
(The) Boy and The Beast (movie) : Key Animation
Bunny Drop (TV) : Key Animation (ep 5)
(The) Cat Returns (movie) : Key Animation
Cybersix (TV) : Storyboard, Animation Director (ep 5), Key Animation
Dennō Coil (TV) : Animation Director (ep 23), Key Animation (5 episodes)
Doraemon: Nobita and the Strange Wind Rider (movie) : Key Animation
From the New World (TV) : Key Animation (ep 20)
From Up On Poppy Hill (movie) : Key Animation
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (movie) : Key Animation
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV) : Key Animation (4 episodes)
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) : Animation Director
Grrl Power (OAV) : Key Animation
Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (OAV) : Key Animation (ep 1)
Gunslinger Girl (TV) : Storyboard
Hashire Melos! (movie) : Key Animation
Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass : Key Animation (Telecom Animation Film)
Kemonozume (TV) : Key Animation (OP; 2 episodes)
A Letter to Momo (movie) : Key Animation
Little Nemo - Adventures in Slumberland (movie) : Key Animation
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (movie) : Key Animation
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (movie) : Key Animation
Michiko & Hatchin (TV) : Key Animation (ep 1)
Monster (TV) : Storyboard (ep 57), Animation Director (eps 57, 67), Assistant Animation Director (ep 71), Key Animation (6 episodes)
NANA (TV) : Storyboard
Ojisan Kaizō Kōza (movie) : Assistant Animation Director
One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (movie 6) : Key Animation
One-Punch Man (TV) : Key Animation (ep 12)
Ozanari Dungeon: Kaze no Tou (OAV) : Key Animation (ep 3)
Patlabor WXIII (movie 3) : Key Animation
(The) Piano Forest (movie) : Animation Director
Pita-Ten (TV) : Storyboard (eps 16, 19)
Re: Cutie Honey (OAV) : Key Animation (eps 1, 3)
Redline (movie) : 1st Key Animation, Layout (uncredited)
(The) Sky Crawlers (movie) : Key Animation
Soreike! Anpanman: Yumeneko no Kuni no Nyanii (movie) : Key Animation
Space Dandy (TV) : Animation Director (eps 2, 10), 2nd Key Animation (ep 10), Assistant Animation Director (ep 12), Key Animation (ep 1)
Space Dandy Season 2 (TV) : Animation Director (eps 4, 6), Key Animation (5 episodes)
Steamboy (movie) : Key Animation
Summer Wars (movie) : Animation Director, Key Animation
Sword of the Stranger (movie) : Key Animation
Terror in Resonance (TV) : Key Animation (ep 11)
Tokyo Ravens (TV) : Key Animation (ep 3)
Whisper of the Heart (movie) : Key Animation (Telecom Animation Film)
(The) Wind Rises (movie) : Key Animation

Friday, 1 January 2016

Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen Episode 1 - Falcom Academy's Opening Ceremony - [2014]

Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen (Japaneseみんな集まれ!ファルコム学園 HepburnMinna Atsumare! Farukomu Gakuen, lit.Everyone Assemble! Falcom Academy) is a Japanese 4-panel comedy manga series by Daisuke Arakubo, serialized in Field Y's Falcom Magazine. It has been collected in two tankōbon volumes as of December 2013. An anime television series adaptation began airing from January 5, 2014 to March 30, 2014.[1] The second season titled Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen SC will begin airing in January 2015.[2]
The manga was serialized to celebrate the Japanese video game company Nihon Falcom's 30th anniversary. Various characters from Nihon Falcom's video game franchises appear in the series.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes . [J.C.Staff, 2010]

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ Tantei Opera Mirukii Hōmuzu, lit. "Detective Opera Milky Holmes") is a media franchise owned by the Japanese trading card game company Bushiroad. The first release was an Internet radio drama, released in December 2009. An anime adaptation by J.C.Staff aired between October and December 2010, with a special episode aired on August 26, 2011. The second anime season aired between January and March 2012 with another special aired on August 25, 2012.[1][2] A third series, titled Futari wa Milky Holmes, aired between July and September 2013.[3] A fourth series titled Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD aired between January and March 2015. Other media includes a manga adaptation serialized in Comp Acebetween May 2010 and January 2011; two visual novels, released for the PlayStation Portable in December 2010 and August 2012 respectively; a trading card game tie-in with Bushiroad's Weiß Schwarz; and a light novel series published by ASCII Media Worksunder their Dengeki Bunko label.
The series is a homage to the detective fiction genre, with the four female leads named after famous fictional detectives: Sherlock HolmesNero WolfeHercule Poirot and Cordelia Gray. Milky Holmes is also the name of a voice acting unit consisting of the series' four main voice actresses; Suzuko MimoriSora TokuiMikoi Sasaki and Izumi Kitta.

Set in the near future in the Great Era of Detectives, chosen people are born with supernatural abilities known as Toys (トイズToizu). Those who use these Toys for evil are responsible for a wave of crimes and necessitate employing Toy-using detectives to help solve them. In the Yokohama District, Opera Kobayashi runs a detective agency named Milky Holmes, made up of four budding young detectives, Sherlock Shellingford, Nero Yuzurizaki, Hercule Burton and Cordelia Glauca, who each wield their own unique toys and train to become detectives at Holmes Detective Academy.
The video game casts players in the role of Kobayashi, who must utilise Milky Holmes' unique abilities to stop the Thieves' Empire, a band of thieves led by the mysterious Arséne. The second puts players in the role of another detective, Ellery Himeyuri. TheAlternative TV specials also take place in this universe, in which Kobayashi and Milky Holmes are assisted by another Toy user, Lily Adler, in fighting against the Thieves' Empire whilst visiting London.
In the first two television anime series, the four girls of Milky Holmes, Sherlock, Nero, Hercule and Cordelia, end up losing their Toys during an encounter with the Thieves' Empire. Taken away from their rich lifestyle and thrown into an attic, the girls must try and regain use of their Toys or else face expulsion from Holmes Detective Academy. Futari wa Milky Holmes, which takes place two years after the other series, follows two young girls, Alice and Kazumi, who, inspired by Milky Holmes, form their own detective unit, Feathers, and fight against a group of thieves known as the Color the Phantom. Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD sees Milky Holmes help an idol named Marine Amagi recover her Toys, the seven Elements, which have been stolen from her.