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Alex Roman: Transcendent CGI filmmaking

Published in Production

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 greatest CGI is not in a Sci-Fi film but a costume drama

Published in Post & VFX

Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby is built not around expensive sets but probably some of the best CGI ever seen (well, we should probably say "apart from Gravity"  - which, although it's in a CGI league of it's own, is not exactly a historical costume drama)

The Butterfly Effect

Published in Technology & Computing

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

It's well-documented that the VFX industry is in a state of flux. Meanwhile, there's a new generation of CGI artists.  Here's a piece made by students from the Platige Academy. It's their impressive short 'How to Train Your Robot'.

The human face is surely one of the most challenging objects to animate realistically. To make it look completely real takes a very special kind of talent

Depth sensing cameras could revolutionise CGI

Published in Technology & Computing

The Z List: One of the great technological leaps forward that failed to really catch on the first time round was the 3D camera - a unit that could automatically capture the z-axis (the "depth axis) of a scene to create depth map information. Perhaps it’s time for the industry to look at them again.

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

 Here's how far you can go without using CGI!

How to make an ape

Published in Post & VFX

To make convincing-looking CGI animals, it takes more than a detailed and textured volumetric or polygon-based model. For movement, it's essential to model the inner, as well as the external anatomy

Scorcese's punk rock visual effects

Published in Post & VFX

Still believe The Wolf of Wall Street is an Old-School Rags-to-Riches tale? Think Again

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