Lighting Swap CycleGAN

With the recent revamp of texture extraction/projection and photo modeling techniques rippling through the industry (and a general thirst for more information), the amount of photographs coming back from the set has increased steadily over the past couple years. Since having an abundance of data is a crucial requirement to set up a deep learning problem,…


Beauty2Normals Neural Network

One of my favorite aspects of VFX is compositing CG, especially doing vector math and tricks with tech passes to finish off a shot. Often when I’m working with a compositing team, I find myself wishing we could do the same tricks on the plate as we can with the CG elements, like just break…


Neural Network for Generating HDRIs

Every lighting TD has been given a shot to light with no lighting reference or information from set to help determine the illumination before, this is the fun part of our job right? Not to producers, man-days go up and profit goes down. VFX supervisors also generally like when the most accurate onset data can…


Hello World

Hello All, Welcome to my blog! The reason I’ve created this blog is to share and get feedback on my experiments with machine learning. I’ve recently started learning about neural networks, and since I’m involved in the visual effects industry, I thought it could be fun to try and find some practical applications within the…