Weta Digital Weta Digital is a digital visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand. It was founded by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, and Jamie Selkirk in 1993 to produce the digital special effects for Heavenly Creatures. Weta Digital has won several Academy Awards and BAFTAs. Weta Digital is part of a number of Peter Jackson's co-owned companies in Wellington which includes Weta Workshop, Weta Productions, Weta Collectibles and Park Road Post Production. The company is named after the New Zealand wētā, one of the world's largest insects, which is also featured in the logo. HistoryAs of 2017, Weta Digital has won six Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects: ', ', , King Kong, , and Avatar The Jungle Book. Weta Digital has developed several proprietary software packages to achieve groundbreaking visual effects. The scale of the battles required for The film trilogy led to Lord of the Rings the creation of MASSIVE, a program which can animate huge numbers of agents: independent characters acting according to pre-set rules. To recreate 1933 New York for King Kong, Weta created CityBot, an application which could "build" the city on a shot by shot basis. Kong’s fur also required the development of new simulation and modeling software. A set of tools that combined procedural and interactive techniques added wind to the 460 billion individual strands of fur and modeled interaction with other surfaces. New shaders were written that accounted for the scattering of light from within each hair that added to the volumetric quality of the fur. Large chunks of fur were ripped out and filled in with scars, blood, and the mud of Skull Island. Each frame of fur took 2 gigabytes of data. For James Cameron's Avatar, Weta modified MASSIVE to give life to the flora and fauna on Pandora, for which the company did most of the visual effects with the four-time Academy Award winner visual effects expert, Joe Letteri, under a team led by executive and producer Eileen Moran. Recently the company has developed their motion capture technique to be able to leave studio for shooting on location, as utilized on the film Rise of the and its sequel Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. On 19 June 2020, Weta Digital announced that it would be producing original online content under the name Weta Animated. The company also announced a new chief executive Prem Akkaraju, who comes from Los Angeles. Film and television visual effects filmography
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