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Rock band Boston turns to Seattle to get 3D animation for its 40th anniversary tour

The traditional rock band Boston turned to Seattle when it wanted an organization to create gorgeous visuals for its 40th anniversary tour, and the work created by Straightface Studios will probably be on show when the group performs on the WaMu Theater on July 1.

Straightface was based in 2000 and focuses on 3D animation, movement graphics and visible results. Boston, which rose to fame within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s with songs resembling ‘Extra Than a Feeling” and “Peace of Thoughts,” has bought 75 million albums worldwide.

Celebrating 40 years for the reason that launch of its first album, the band, recognized for uncommon video displays throughout concert events, reached out to Straightface final 12 months to focus on potential initiatives. The studio returned with video animation that includes the enduring Boston spaceship on a large display behind the band as a present opener. An extended animation takes the viewers on an intergalactic journey via stars, planets and asteroids to the tune “Cool the Engines.”

Straightface artist Mike Hanson stated the design for the opening video is predicated on Boston’s first album cowl with the guitar spaceship. The visuals required practically two months of labor, together with “hours of analysis about topics like wormhole principle and the architectural skyline of town of Boston,” in accordance to a Straightface information launch.

The crew of artists produced 97,849 frames of 1080p HD animation for the “Cool the Engines” video and there are 31,901 asteroids within the asteroid belt.

“I bear in mind when the Boston debut album first got here out, I performed it 1,000,000 occasions,” stated Straightface proprietor Don Lange. “My teenage self can be fairly impressed to be working with them.”

In accordance to Straightface, the studio additionally gained raves for its current manufacturing of an overture video for the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new “Nutcracker” that “wowed viewers members” with a 3D flyover right into a winter wonderland.

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