Film an Television

Rhino adapts readily to the production of both real and virtual props/sets for thr film and television industry.


Superman shield

Warner bros commissioned to undertake some of the graphics for the Superman Returns film. After many abortive attempts with other modelling studios the geometry was prooving too difficult and the job had been rejected several times by Warner bros.




In an interview with Mike verta was asked.

How did you create the Superman Returns shield in 3D? 

Mike Verta: I began by modeling it in 3D in a package called Rhino - it was a pretty rough model, but enough for me to begin the texture and lighting work on it in Maya, while a friend of mine, Bill Tromans (RhinoCAD Ltd) took the geometry to the next level. Because it was going to have reflections all over the surface, we treated it like an auto body, which meant the surfaces had to be absolutely precise in curvature continuity. It was extremely difficult, but it came out beautifully. 



Batman Begins

The full size prop - the bat mobile used for the Batman begins film could not steer and was limited to studio shots.

The many sequences showing the car in more active sequences required CGI, and therefore a virtual model. We were enguaged to produce a vitual model in Rhino for subsequent use in the CGI sequences.



The True story of the Mary Celeste

This story has been published by the Smthsonian Museum. Produced by Anne MacGregor

Scot MacGregor was new to Rhino but was passionate about the research he was enguaged in to investigate this mystery.

Although completely new to Rhino he had set himself the task of producing a virtual model for this production. I was invited to his studio where we set about this task. I was to provide training on the job for him as well as producing model components. This model was the result.