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Here's how Disney uses the power of mathematics to create awesome-looking snow

Blender 2.71 is released

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Blender 2.71, the latest version of the popular and increasingly powerful open source 3D modelling and animation suite, has been released

Here's the inside story on the CGI animations in Life of Pi

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Have you ever heard the collective sound of several hundred people's jaws dropping? If you've been to a cinema where they're showing the Life of Pi for the first time, then you probably have

CGI Martian Landscape - with the nelp of NASA

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Video installation artist uses NASA technical data to create a dark glimpse of the future.

Will we ever be able to make convincing CGI humans?

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Will we ever have completely digital actors intermingling with real ones? Will we soon have feature films where dead actors are brought back to life through the miracle of CGI and motion capture? Will computer generated images of humans ever be so good that we can't distinguish them from the real thing in any way?

The UFO in this video is fake. And so is everything else!

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It's not just the UFO that's fake in this video - it's the car and the sky and the camera shake. In other words, the whole video is CGI. Even the pinging of the "Driver's Door Open" warning

This is a very successful attempt to build a system that can simulate walking with all types of two-legged characters. It's extremely funny as well!

Photorealistic rendering gets easier

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Photorealism is not an objective thing. What might look real to one person might look phoney to another. It largely depends what your expectations are, and what exactly you're looking for

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

Motion tracking - from obvious to subtle

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Motion tracking is simple to understand, and not so simple to do. And, like a lot of VFX techniques these days, it's getting so good that you don't always know that you're looking at it

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