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Alien: a new game trailer shows some state of the art CGI

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 This trailer is a really brilliant piece of CGI, not least because it's genuinely tense and scary

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!

Alex Roman: Transcendent CGI filmmaking

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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.

The Butterfly Effect

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

Blender: Jack of all trades, but in a good way!

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Anyone working with digital tools today has a wide choice of applications for specialized tasks. An office suite consists of a program for writing text, one for spreadsheets, presentations, a database etc. For a VFX workflow you might use a tool for tracking, one for compositing, one for editing, various tools for simulations and specialized applications for modelling, sculpting, texturing and animation. RedShark contributor and Blender expert Gottfried Hoffmann reports

A high-end rendering technique that was previously only availble on workstations (and even then very slowly!) is coming to your phones

Blender: Version 2.70 released - a new UI Era

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The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.70 – the first release of the 2.7x-series. That series will incorporate major changes to the UI. But unlike the switch from the 2.4x to the 2.5x-series, the changes will be integrated gradually

Built with Blender: Tears of Steel

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For anyone that hasn't seen it yet, Tears of Steel is a heavily CGI-based short film that demonstrates the Open Source Blender's abilities as an end-to-end VFX and finishing pipeline

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

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!

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