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

We couldn't resist bringing you this trailer for the film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Cloony. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, this is quite simply the most breathtaking trailer we've ever seen

Siggraph has produced a trailer highlighting some of the new and exciting experimental stuff that will be presented at the show

CGI brings back the dead

Published in Technology & Computing

Although it is always based on strict scientific principles, sometimes - and more and more often - CGI does something that seems miraculous

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

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

Pixar's new animation system allows animators to visualise their characters with all the important detail visible. Like hair!

Motion tracking - from obvious to subtle

Published in Post & VFX

Motion tracking is simple to understand, and not so simple to do. And, like a lot of VFX techniques these days, it's getting so good that you don't always know that you're looking at it

You don't need cameras any more

Published in Technology & Computing

Have a close look at this video clip. It’s an advert for a high-end kitchen worktop manufacturer. Watch it in 720p, and look as closely as you can at the camerawork, the clever use of depth of field, the lighting, and particularly the fresh fruit.

And then reflect on the fact that no cameras - or indeed fruit - were involved in the making of this at all.

Rebuilding Robocop

Published in Post & VFX

The story is familiar and even some of the catchphrases are the same. But José Padilha’s reworking of the iconic 1987 action movie is an altogether sleeker affair

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