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Feature Film Art Department Rhino Use

This is no where near a complete list of Rhino credits. Rhino has gone from being a minor player in art departments to being one of the main modeling choices for set designers, illustrators, and art directors.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Avatar (2009)

Watchmen (2009)

Star Trek (2009)

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Angels & Demons (2009)

Land of the Lost (2009)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Speed Racer (2008)

The main Cars – the Mack 5 and Racer x's cars were designed in Rhino.

Eagle Eye (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Some of the sets (such as the penthouse) were designed in Rhino before being built.

Halo 3 Commercial (2007)

New Deal Studios

  • Diorama set designed in Rhino
  • Designers: Seth Curlin and Scott Schneider

Transformers (2007)

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

The Kingdom (2007)

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Southland Tales (2006)

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Modeling, visualization, and design of various sets.

Superman Returns (2006)

Modeling, visualization, and design of various sets.

Monster House (2006)

monsterhouse.jpg Various set dressing (stove, refrigerator, water heater).

Corpse Bride (2005)

forest.jpg Sole modeler for all architecture. (At least in the US. I don't know what they did with it once I handed it off to the model builders in England.)

The Island (2005)

The Shaggy Dog (2005)

Modeling, visualization, and design of Evil Lab set

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

  • Some of the Nut Room was originally designed in Rhino

FlightPlan (2005)

  • flightplan.jpg
  • Almost the entire aircraft, minus the galleys and cargo hold (although in some cases [nose cone, attic], rough shape and size models where generated, then broken off to others [hand drafters] to complete the construction documents). Exterior of aircraft, including a HD-SLA for the toy plane prop. The inclusion of blocks in Rhino Version 3 made the process of modeling the interior much easier, as I could keep separate files of the window panels, center panels, isle panels, and seats as separate files. As each component changed, I just changed the respective file, then updated the master, which would update all 72 rows of the plane (upper and lower decks, in case you were wondering how 72 rows could fit in a plane) in one shot.
  • Be sure to check out the Trailer link, then click on “Watch a Sneak Peek” to see some great footage of the plane. Also, the Rhino model will soon be showing up under the “Explore Aalto Air E-474”
  • Be sure to stick around for the end credits: Not only to see all the people who labored on the film, but the model they flip all around behind the credits was almost entirely build in Rhino (really the only exception is the interior of the engine, I know they aren't build like that ;) ) then passed to Maya for meshing and surface destruction. Also, a lot of the TV promo spots used this model to render out some of the high contrast interior shots.

Fantastic Four (2005)

  • f4.jpg

Interior recovery hospital, interior space station, Victor Von Doom's office.

Serenity (2005)

  • Rhino was used to help detail and build the spaceship the Mule.

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

Lords of Dogtown 'The Pier' and surrounding destroyed architecture was designed in Rhino, and then built south of San Diego on the border of Mexico to look like the old pier of Venice, Ca.

The Aviator (2004)

Designed and built the XF-11, Spruce Goose motion control, and action effects miniatures using Rhino.

Visual Effects Society Awards won “Best miniature in a visual effects film”! New Deal Studios The Aviator Visual Effects Designers: Scott Schneider and George Trimmer

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events]] (2004) Academy Awards - Nomination - Best Achievement in Art Direction. Art Directors Guild - Won - Excellence in Production Design (Period or Fantasy Film). snick_001.jpg The Reptile Room was designed and built from an unfortunate Rhino model. Ouch, my head hurt twisting and working on this model!

Spide-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Most sets were built in Rhino for a virtual tour before being approved for construction. Otto's Lab was heavily modeled and analysed inside of Rhino.

The Terminal (2004)

Art Directors Guild - Won - Excellence in Production Design.

term.jpg Overall shape of terminal. Individual shops were then broken out to separate designers.

The Cat in the Hat (2003)

cat.jpg All town signage statues, parts of transformed house. Rhino was used heavily in both the modeling, then to section the models up (typically every 2'-0“). The sections were then plotted full size, where the sculptors transferred that to bead foam for carving. The bead foam was then given a hard coat, painted, glossed, and believe it or not, it was at that point walkable!

X2 (2003)

The X-jet exterior and the interior cockpit and various other sets (Danger Room) were modeled in Rhino.

Reign of Fire (2002)

Reign of Fire (2002)

Modeling the 1/6th scale vehicles (practical, as they actually burn), when dragon strafes vehicle convoy.

Minority Report (2002)

Minority Report (2002)

Art Directors Guild - Nomination - Excellence in Production Design.

All vehicles, cars, hoverships, detention center.

Auto Focus

Auto Focus (2002)

Bob Crane's apartment, some pre-visualization for other sets. This was mostly a location picture however.

Spider-Man (2002)

Goblin Glider and Pumpkin Bombs.

rhino/featurefilms.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/14 (external edit)