R'ha: The best sci-fi short of 2013 (so far)

Published in Production

It didn’t take long for a sci-fi short to make noise in 2013, courtesy of animation student Kaleb Lechowski, who took a can-do approach in realizing his mini-epic

The best video game trailer ever

Published in Post & VFX

The greatest video game trailer ever

Blender: Jack of all trades, but in a good way!

Published in Post & VFX

Anyone working with digital tools today has a wide choice of applications for specialized tasks. An office suite consists of a program for writing text, one for spreadsheets, presentations, a database etc. For a VFX workflow you might use a tool for tracking, one for compositing, one for editing, various tools for simulations and specialized applications for modelling, sculpting, texturing and animation. RedShark contributor and Blender expert Gottfried Hoffmann reports

Paperman: a 2D look in a 3D animation

Published in Post & VFX

Paperman balances the unique tension between 2D and 3D animation at Disney

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

The free 3D-suite Blender has been released in version 2.67 this week. It includes the fruits of a development that started 5 years ago - the Freestyle line rendering engine. With this new engine it is possible to render lines based on their geometry, with countless possibilities for changing the style like line color, thickness, transparency etc. Blender expert Gottfried Hoffmann reports

Disney's made an animated explanation about animation. Specifically, how their version of Ray Tracing (which they call Path Tracing) works

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

Blender: love it and/or hate it

Published in Business

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

Exciting CGI animation leads to live action Feature sign-up

Published in Business

There's no better way to get the attention of the big film companies than to make a breathtaking CGI short

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