Graphics and design in animation

Published in Post & VFX

 We see a lot of excellent 3D work. Some of it is ultra-realistic, and some is incredibly stylised. It all depends on what the production calls for

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?

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

Watching the Titanic sink in realtime

Published in Post & VFX

A slow, stately animation that tracks the demise of one of the world’s most famous ships in realtime.

Blender: love it and/or hate it

Published in Business

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

Pixar's new animation system allows animators to visualise their characters with all the important detail visible. Like hair!

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.

Here's the inside story on the CGI animations in Life of Pi

Published in Production

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

Blender pulls a rabbit out of the hat

Published in Technology & Computing

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

There’s more to Laika’s latest animated movie The Boxtrolls than meets the eye, not least in the way this ostensibly stop-motion creation seamlessly utilises modern animation techniques and even 3D printing to tell its wonderfully dark, critcally-acclaimed and subversive story.

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