How A UK Studio Is Redefining Facial Animation

Published in Post & VFX

UK company Speech Graphics is gunning for the top-spot in lip-sync technology: mark their words. RedShark contributor David Valjalo reports

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.

We revisit one of our favorites, a dandypunk, to see what new creative heights he's reached with his unique blend of animation, projection mapping, and performance.

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!

Cinesite + Image Engine = an impossibly great demo reel

Published in Post & VFX

Cinesite acquired Image Engine in the summer of 2015, combining forces of two of the most respected and sought after VFX companies. Check out their show reels!

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

3D animation company 3Lateral shows off an impressive facial rigging demo from its work on the Xbox One release title Son of Rome. Plus, a bonus video of the 3DLateral scan process!

RedShark Review: iStopMotion app for iOS and OSX

Published in Post & VFX

We review the iStopMotion animation app, a software package that brings some pro animation features to iPads and iPhones.

2D and 3D workflows have never managed to play nicely together, with all sorts of inelegant kludges developed to get them to talk. All of which makes Imagineer’s new plugin for Maxon C4D all the more elegant.

Blender: love it and/or hate it

Published in Business

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

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