Columbia, MD (December 5, 2006) - Nemetschek North America announced today that VectorWorks Designer was used to assist in designing the sets for the new James Bond film, CASINO ROYALE, which opened November 17 in theaters worldwide.
For CASINO ROYALE, art director Steven Lawrence used VectorWorks Designer to produce 2D drawings and site plans to assist the production designer and director in mapping out how action would take place within an area. Lawrence also used VectorWorks Designer to create 3D models of sets to help the team get a feel for a set before they arrive on location.
"EON Productions wanted to kick off a whole new era for the Bond films, and we wanted to do that within the art department as well, with a hot, new look," says Lawrence. "Most art departments in the UK still draw with pencil and T-square and are skeptical such a radical change. But when they start to use a few of the tools within VectorWorks Designer and see how much more they can do and how much faster they can work, they're blown away."
He continues, "Using VectorWorks Designer, I can design a set-complete with 3D models and views and 2D construction drawings-with so much more speed than hand drafting with the same detail and much more flexibility. VectorWorks has given me quite an edge in terms of production output. Now I can spend a lot more time on the design than on figuring out the geometry or specifics, or redrawing requested changes."
Read more about how art director Steven Lawrence used VectorWorks Designer to design sets for CASINO ROYALE on Nemetschek North America's web site in the case study "VectorWorks Designer Helps Bring 007 to the Big Screen" on the case studies page of Nemetschek North America's web site at: http://download.nemetschek.net/news/CS_Arch_Casino_Royale.pdf
View QuickTime® movie previsualizations of CASINO ROYALE sets drawn in VectorWorks Designer and animated in LightWave® on page six of the case study.
About CASINO ROYALE
CASINO ROYALE was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (EON Productions) and directed by Martin Campbell. It is British actor Daniel Craig's first outing as James Bond. He is the sixth actor to play the role in the legendary franchise.
About EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC
EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC, is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films GOLDENEYE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and DIE ANOTHER DAY, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. EON Productions and Danjaq, LLC, are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.
Nemetschek North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of European software giant Nemetschek AG. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek N.A. has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. VectorWorks, its flagship product, is one of the world's best-selling cross-platform CAD applications. An all-in-one solution that's easier to learn and use and more cost-effective than most other CAD programs, VectorWorks is ideal for firms that don't have unlimited IT budgets. For more information, visit www.nemetschek.net
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