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Blender pulls a rabbit out of the hat

Published in Technology

Ever wondered how far you could go with Open Source software? 

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: Jack of all trades, but in a good way!

Published in Post

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

R'ha: The best sci-fi short of 2013 (so far)

Published in Production

It didn’t take long for a sci-fi short to make noise in 2013, courtesy of animation student Kaleb Lechowski, who took a can-do approach in realizing his mini-epic

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

The Eagleman Stag: Dark Horse for Oscar?

Published in Production

There is no shortage of heavyweights vying for Oscar in the Animated Short Film category. But one well-decorated stop-motion flick may pull off the upset

Lightworks cuts hand-drawn animation

Published in Post

SNSR is part of the Subway Poetry Film series , an anthology commissioned by the Bowery Poetry Club to promote the release of  "Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems" (Small Books, 2012). Director Peter Haas explains the process

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

Paperman: a 2D look in a 3D animation

Published in Post

Paperman balances the unique tension between 2D and 3D animation at Disney

It's not easy to make a photo-realistic animation of an eye, but this proves that it can be done - complete with peach-fluff!

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