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Blender: love it and/or hate it

Published in Business

Phil Rhodes has strong personal opinions about this powerful but unintuitive software

Is 3D just a phase? Danny Boyle thinks so

Published in Business

Now that the BBC has said that it's not actively pursuing a 3D future any more, does Stereoscopic video have any future? Danny Boyle doesn't think so

Why is 24p so good? Here's a new theory

Published in Technology & Computing

We've talked about high frame rates before, and why they look "too real".  Now, Redshark contributor Fanjan has a new, fascinating and plausible theory

Researchers at Hewlett Packards laboratories in California have demonstrated a prototype of a 3D display that needs no glasses and is small enough to be incorporated in a moble phone

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?

It's not completely over yet, but during the past few months it seems that industry attitudes towards 3D have hardened and the smart money is now backing 4k. With even cinema audiences now in decline for the format, Andy Stout offers his opinions on what went wrong for 3D

3D video - not just stereoscopic video but moving images that you can literally walk around - will need a different kind of camera.

Think you don't need 3D? Watch this!

Published in Technology & Computing

 

Sometimes - and especially with sports action shots - however remarkable the footage, it just doesn't feel you you're there!

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

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

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