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Real-time Ray Tracing gets closer

Published in Production

Ray Tracing, which sits at the luxury end of the CGI spectrum, is hard to do in real time - but it's getting closer

CGI Martian Landscape - with the nelp of NASA

Published in Studio & Broadcast

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

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

Was Tron the most influential film ever made?

Published in Business

The sci-fi fave celebrates its 30th birthday with a party in Hollywood. And its event producer makes a controversial yet compelling statement.

Blender 2.73 adds more features for storyboarding

Published in Post & VFX

With more than 200 bug fixes and some fairly hefty new features among a plethora of tweaks, Blender 2.73 is somewhat more than just a point release. Guest Author, Gottfried Hofmann, provides the details.

The Great Gatsby: Stunning VFX/CGI breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

You really can't believe what you see these days. And that's even more true for historically-set dramas where to recreate authentic 360 degree retro environments would be so expensive as to severly limit the scope of the productions

Make your own cityscape in minutes and not man-years

Published in Post & VFX

A new cityscape generator from Video Copilot could save hours, if not years...

The quest to find the way out of the Uncanny Valley is making progress

Photorealistic rendering gets easier

Published in Technology & Computing

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

If you want something to look right... build it!

Published in Production

The Grand Budapest Hotel proves that you don't need to rely on CGI to create a fantastic - or fantastical - look

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