Kerry Troester

Lenovo ThinkStations Transform Special Effects in Transformers 3

Lenovo ThinkStations Transform Special Effects in Transformers 3

Kerry Troester is a marketing manager for Lenovo’s ThinkStation workstations.  With a passion for both art and technology, Kerry enjoys seeing the two blend together in animated film. Both my parents are artists, so I grew up surrounding by creativity and color.  That’s why I enjoy seeing how Lenovo ThinkStation customers push the limits of our computers - creating cutting-edge animation and games.  I have been lucky enough to work with Allen Bolden, founder of Bit Theory, to learn how they used Lenovo ThinkStations to create many of the great effects shown in this summer’s blockbuster, Transformers 3. Bit Theory is a Lenovo ThinkStation customer that uses our C20 and D20 workstations. As background, Bit Theory is a leading visual effects company based in southern California. Bit Theory creates high-end computer generated (CG) images and animations using a proprietary CG animation software engine known as “Athena” to develop animation used in video and film productions.   Allen developed Athena to automate key parts of the animation and rendering process that are labor, hardware, software, and capital intensive. Bit Theory was one of the companies that worked on the production of Transformers 3 primarily around the conversion of the 2D movie to a 3D format.  It seems like nearly every movie has a 3D version these...

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