Blender: love it and/or hate it

Published in Business

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

Five things to remember when animating

Published in Post & VFX

Guest author Chris Elwyn lays out five helpful reminders for novice and experienced animators alike.

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?

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.

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!

Game of CGI and Compositing

Published in Post & VFX

Game of Thrones has amazing production values. How is this possible, across multiple series, with an even remotely sensible production budget? This Behind The Scenes video shows how

Audio brings life to animations

Published in Post & VFX

I was present at the audio mixing stage of Aardman Animations' "The Wrong Trousers" or "Wallace and Gromit" as most people remember it. This stop-motion animation classic was hilarious from the first frame to the last, but for me the most memorable thing was seeing it without sound, and then with sound

One of the more obscure oddities from the 1980s console gaming era finds a new lease of life in the animation world.

Stop motion animation gets easier with an iPad

Published in Production

Software company Boinx makes noise at Macworld 2013 with version 2 of istopmotion for iPad, improving on its award-winning app

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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