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Will we ever be able to make convincing CGI humans?

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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?

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

Ultra-realistic CGI skin gives detail to every pore

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

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!

This isn't a photograph - it's an amazing render

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This is a picture that looks more like a photograph than a photograph. And whereas a photograph can be made in an instant - you can imagine the time it took Brazillian artist Gilvan Isbiro to create this masterpiece

In the final installment of Peter Jackson’s video blog, the director introduces The Hobbit’s post crew, while the team scrambles to complete the film.

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

Seriously good fur

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Fur. It's hard to model in CGI. For a start, it's not one object but hundreds or thousands or millions of them. To make them convincing you have to model them; understanding how they move relative to each other, and to the animal or human that they're attached to

Here's the inside story on the CGI animations in Life of Pi

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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

This is just a bit of fun, but consider for a moment the range and depth of skills that went in to this amazing piece of work

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