The quest to find the way out of the Uncanny Valley is making progress
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
If I told you that User Interfaces play a large part in modern film-making, you might think I'm exaggerating. But I don't think I am
You really can't believe what you see these days. And that's even more true for historically-set dramas where to recreate authentic 360 degree retro environments would be so expensive as to severly limit the scope of the productions
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.
Siggraph has produced a trailer highlighting some of the new and exciting experimental stuff that will be presented at the show
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