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Seriously good fur

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Fur. It's hard to model in CGI. For a start, it's not one object but hundreds or thousands or millions of them. To make them convincing you have to model them; understanding how they move relative to each other, and to the animal or human that they're attached to

Real-time Ray Tracing gets closer

Published in Production

Ray Tracing, which sits at the luxury end of the CGI spectrum, is hard to do in real time - but it's getting closer

Was Tron the most influential film ever made?

Published in Business

The sci-fi fave celebrates its 30th birthday with a party in Hollywood. And its event producer makes a controversial yet compelling statement.

Alex Roman: Transcendent CGI filmmaking

Published in Production

As a writer, it's not often that I'm lost for words. But that's what happens when I try to describe Alex Roman's CGI film, The Third & the Seventh.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has stupendous motion capture and CGI. It wouldn't have been possible without either of these techniques. But does this mean that you can make better films with better technology?

The Butterfly Effect

Published in Technology

Unity introduces version 4.0 of its game engine/character animation system with a jaw-dropping CGI short, courtesy of Passion Pictures

Game of CGI and Compositing

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Game of Thrones has amazing production values. How is this possible, across multiple series, with an even remotely sensible production budget? This Behind The Scenes video shows how

Rebuilding Robocop

Published in Post

The story is familiar and even some of the catchphrases are the same. But José Padilha’s reworking of the iconic 1987 action movie is an altogether sleeker affair

Pixar shows off its new real-time animation software

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Pixar's new animation system allows animators to visualise their characters with all the important detail visible. Like hair!

Is this the most remarkable CGI in a film, ever?

Published in Technology

Weta Digital is at it again! This time, the red-hot VFX house is inventing new ways to overrun the Earth with primates, as evidenced by an illuminating behind the scenes featurette for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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