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Meshmen have always been inspired by movies and the culture surrounded by it. We discus what’s new and trending.
Cinemtography and VFX is a tech heavy industry. We review gear and tech that is needed to get the job done!
Meshmen Studio over at youtube a friendly place where we hang out and discuss VFX texturing cinemtography and gear
Welcome to our new site, The place for Visual Effects,Cinematography and CGI. You will also find gear and tech reviews related to these subjects on this site and the YouTube channel that accomapny this blog with Video tutorials , gear reviews, interviews and behind the scenes material from the visual effect industry
It all started in Örebro, Sweden.
Meshmen was founded in the mid ninties by Peter Aversten and Fredrik Fogelqvist while working together at a print shop called Lith system doing advanced retouch work for ad agencies in the Örebro area. The Meshmen collumn could be found in the Graphics design and computer art magazine Mac art & design that was later re named to EFX art & design. In the early ages of the internet meshmen.com was started and housed collumns All Meshed UP with daily 3d projects created with the program Bryce , also 3d Junkyard with really bad and messed up mistakes from the previous collumn. It was all about being non judgemental when creating the images and it had to take max an hour on the lunchbreak including time for actual eating! Later the site was expanded with the collumn digital dudes.
Now early 2000 Fredrik and Peter did a move to Stockholm for work and studies. Fredrik moved to Lithsystem now re branded to db-Grafiska to continue with advanced image editing and Peter persued a new career within Visual effects and animation. Starting a two year course within Film and Animation. Both Fredrik and Peter contniued to write for the Magazine untill it was discontinued around 2005. In 2013 Peter startes the blog as The Mari Channel to support the texturing community with learning materials
Peter Aversten moves to London 2013 to work on international movies such as X-men, Hercules, The Revanent, Captain America, Antman and a lot more. Peter continues blogging around Texturing in Mari and started the Youtube channel Meshmen Studio to house material from the Meshmen and The mari channel collumn found on this site. Now 2017 the blog will expand and cover topics in Lookdevelopment , gear reviews and interviews with people from the visual effects community