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3D Virtual Drill Rig Site, Animation and Video Goes Live on HARC Web Site

October 15, 2012 - For the past 6 months we have been immersed in producing a massive project for HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) that included several videos, on-location photo shoots, dozens of 2D & 3D graphics and even a 3D virtual rig tour using Unity 3D (one incredibly powerful game development program). epic worked closely with Rich Haut, Director of the Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) Systems program, and Andra Wilcox, and EFD Systems Research Assistant. "The 3D Virtual…

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Building out Containers 9 and 10 - Planting Rye Grass - Music Video Shoot

November 27, 2011 - This week we focused on getting the interior rooms in containers 9 and 10 done. We finished the walls, and painted them along with the ceilings. We put down a hardwood floor that came from the dining room in my house. We had some damage from Hurricane Ike a couple of years ago, and the settlement covered a new hardwood floor. We were able to salvage enough good wood from the old floor to recycle it into this project. We also needed to get the studio ready for a music…

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Oil Industry Converges on Houston at Annual Offshore Technology Conference

April 28, 2011 - Houston is the place to be, at least if you're in the oil and gas industry. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2011) sets its' sites on Houston the week of May 2nd. Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. The OTC attracts over 60,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors…

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Lonestar Cinema Ad - From Concept to Creation

October 19, 2010 - Lonestar Community College approached epic software to produce a creative and engaging commercial for their new campus opening in Conroe,TX. We eagerly accepted the challenge with a goal of not only giving them what they want but in true epic fashion going beyond their expectations. What's to follow is a step-by-step accounting of the production process into this commercial.  The original concept for the commercial involved filming a paper airplane as it travels through…

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epic software Begins Development on a Video Game Designed to Teach Statistics at the College Level

May 21,2010 - Hello everyone, my name is Zaki Merchant Hughes and I am a Game Development student at Houston Community College. I am doing my summer internship at the epic software group amd one of my responsibilities is to blog about a new game prototype the company is developing for Texas A&M University.  I will provide you with additional information on the game in future blog posts, but one thing that makes this game very special is the open source concept we will use to build it.  Unlike…

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