This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: 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
Here's how Disney uses the power of mathematics to create awesome-looking snow
There's no better way to get the attention of the big film companies than to make a breathtaking CGI short
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!
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?
Here's how far you can go without using CGI!