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?

Here's a way to improve the look of your textures in 3D animation tools like Blender

Blender pulls a rabbit out of the hat

Published in Technology & Computing

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

While the rest of the top tier television manufacturers are dropping prices of their 4K/UHD televisions, LG aims to trump the competition with the world's first OLED 4K television and a massive pre-release price cut.

 We're getting tantalisingly close to crossing the uncanny valley - the chasm between what we can create with our very best CGI efforts and what we actually see in reality

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

Updated MODO debuts from The Foundry

Published in Post & VFX

Not only has The Foundry released a new version of its well-regarded 3D content creation application, MODO, but it has also announced a partnership deal with the MakerBot 3D printing platform.

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

Practical 3D Filmmaking

Published in Production

Karl Schodt is an experienced 3D filmmaker. He believes that 3D's time is still to come; but come it will, and it will be soon

BBC turns away from 3D

Published in Studio & Broadcast

The BBC have announced they are going to “suspend 3D programming for an indefinite period due to a lack of public appetite for the technology”

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