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Asus prepares to bundle Leap Motion controller in a sensational boost for motion control user interfaces. This really could be the future of video editing

Lynx: A camera that makes 3D models

Published in Production

This future camera captures the world in 3D models; yet another exciting innovation funded through Kickstarter.

Exclusive: The future of Motion Capture?

Published in Technology

RedShark talks exclusively to YEI about their groundbreaking camera-less motion capture technology

Lucasfilm show the future of filmmaking

Published in Post

George Lucas' production company Lucasfilm, which was recently taken over by Disney, have demonstrated the use of motion capture and video game engines to create real time animated movies. Is this the end of post production as we know it?

Accurate facial capture with Kinect

Published in Technology

At RedShark, we're technology junkies. And one area that's really providing us with some thrills at the moment is motion capture - not using expensive motion capture suites, but everyday devices like the Microsoft Kinect.

Will we ever be able to make convincing CGI humans?

Published in Technology

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?

Are films turning into video games?

Published in Production

 

Since before the first arcade cabinet choked out an attempt at the speech-synthesized words “Operation Wolf!” in the late 80s, video games have been trying very hard to be films

 We're getting tantalisingly close to crossing the uncanny valley - the chasm between what we can create with our very best CGI efforts and what we actually see in reality

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?

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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