Pioneering in animation, creatively and technologically, are cornerstones of TWR’s philosophy and commitment. Our focus is on artistry and innovation. These guiding principles are wholly embraced whether the works with which we are engaged are our own intellectual properties or assignments for our valued clients.
Our animation teams are led by professionals who bring TWR their great skills and world-class backgrounds . . . from international studios including Weta Digital, Pixar, Electronic Arts, Framestore, and Double Negative, as well as Taiwan’s famed CGCG, Inc., Cuckoo’s Nest Studio, and Wang Film Productions, for acclaimed animated and CGI-centric projects including Avatar, Happy Feet, The Golden Compass, The Tale of Despereaux, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Penguins of Madagascar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and many others. These works were produced for leading global media groups including 20th Century Fox Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, and others.
TWR’s state-of-the-art animation studios utilize, and then expand upon, all leading animation software and tools. But we go further. Our computer-imaging research team, headed by three internationally educated and experienced PhDs, continually stretches and tests the outer limits of commercially available means for creating exquisite CG imagery and then, when believed necessary, we invent and develop new solutions. As examples, our internally-developed proprietary tools for creating and manipulating hair and water set new industry standards. In the future, we will make these available for licensing by the global animation and VFX industries.
Compelling storytelling, however, is the core of our mission. Our long-term goal is to create full-length animated motion pictures which illuminate and celebrate Asia’s remarkable history and cultures, and to do so in ways that make our stories wholly accessible and immensely enjoyable to global audiences. Internal development is ongoing. And we bring this same passion to works which we produce for clients, from Asia and from elsewhere throughout the world.
At TWR, via our exceptional in-house teams and, when required, via our international networks of advisors, collaborators, and partners, we are highly capable of handling all aspects of animation creation and production, from concept through completion. These include: Pre-production Creative and Business Consulting; Production Tests; Character Design and Storyboards; Previsualization; Asset Building; Character Modeling, Texturing and Rigging; Animation and Effects; Lighting and Texturing; Compositing; Rendering; and even Co-production Financing and Distribution.