the \studio/

Welcome to Smash Virtual – the largest virtual production studio in the Midwest. Our 18,000 square ft. studio is equipped full-time with an LED Volume, a state-of-the-art camera-tracking system, and so much more.

Smash Virtual Studio
square ft. 1st floor studio
linear ft. LED screen
square ft. outdoor parking & storage

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LED Stage
An LED Stage, or Volume, renders photorealistic environments in real-time. Smash Virtual is home to the largest camera-tracked LED volume in the Midwest.

The state-of-the-art camera-tracking system links to the LED stage, allowing the environment to adapt real-time to the perspective of the camera, creating a powerful cinematic illusion that the performance is occurring in a real-life setting. The stage is configurable through a powerful Unreal Engine command center, enabling real-time environment control.

Our virtual production experts will work through every step of the process with you and make your team's transition from traditional to virtual production seamless.
Advanced Camera Tracking System
Smash Virtual's state-of-the-art camera-tracking system links camera(s) to the LED stage, allowing the stage to adapt to the perspective of the camera(s). It's movie magic.

We use OptiTrack Active Tracking to capture every detail of your production. Our devices capture real-time camera data for ARRI, Sony, and RED camera data and can detect rotations as subtle as a human hair. The tracking system has wireless operation from any orientation with minimal size added to the camera. 
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It all begins with the creation of your virtual set. Smash Virtual has partnerships with world-class environment design companies to build virtual sets for your production. We can provide SketchUp and CAD drawings of our screen to your production designers, allowing them to design sets that perfectly fit our stage.

For real-world locations, our environment design service can travel to any location on your production’s behalf and capture the environment with powerful LiDAR scanning and photogrammetry technology, producing a 3D model of that location.

We can also build custom environments, combining pieces of the real world with custom-modeled 3D assets to create any environment imaginable.

Of course, if you have your own talented VFX team, we want to work with them! The Smash Virtual team will accept individual 3D assets or even entire 3D environments from your production and prepare them to work seamlessly as virtual sets on our LED stage.
Additional Services

In-Camera Virtual Production

SMASH offers in-camera VFX technology with realtime camera tracking and Unreal Engine

2D Plate Playback

SMASH can play back video plates, useful for car driving work and motion graphics.

3D Content Creation

Through our SMASH VAD team of Unreal artists, we can create 3D backgrounds in Unreal Engine for realtime ICVFX shoots.

Available for rental

RED V-Raptor Package with DZO Catta Zooms

Our in-house RED V-Raptor Package is available for clients to rent.

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Available upon request

Pre-production and On-Set Virtual Production (OSVP)

SMASH provides pre-vis, techvis, and techblocking services to help find and refine the look of the project.

Available for rental

G&E, Lighting, and Production Supplies Rental

In cooperation with 2nd Cine Rentals, SMASH offers a large variety of grip, lighting equipment, and production supplies.

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our \story/

Smash Virtual is a full-service virtual production studio, complete with a state-of-the-art LED stage and an experienced, hands-on virtual production team ready to bring your next project into the future of film-making.Smash Virtual is a perfect partner for film, TV, commercials, and live events. We’re ready to bring any vision to life.

Our staff has 20 years of production experience.


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