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

Published in Post & VFX

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

Making 3D TV Popular: An Olympian Task

Published in Business

James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of the Digital Cinema Society, writes about the state of 3DTV in the Post London Olympic era

The BBC have put online a simple little video explaining how their election graphics work, or sometimes don't 

New technology from 3D-4U Inc. makes its debut at Washington State University’s Martin Stadium. And it may be headed to a screen near you.

A really great resource for anyone wanting to learn this complex software

A team of physicists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has developed a laser-based technology that can take millimetre-precise 3D images up to a kilometre away from an object.

Following on from the impressive demo that Nvidia showed last week, the BBC have made a report about the technology being used to create digital likenesses of actors in Hollywood 

It's not easy to make a photo-realistic animation of an eye, but this proves that it can be done - complete with peach-fluff!

Lucasfilm show the future of filmmaking

Published in Post & VFX

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?

2012: It was the year of Olympic Technology

Published in Technology & Computing

2012: it was all about the Olympics

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