Built with Blender: Tears of Steel

Published in Production

For anyone that hasn't seen it yet, Tears of Steel is a heavily CGI-based short film that demonstrates the Open Source Blender's abilities as an end-to-end VFX and finishing pipeline

We couldn't resist bringing you this trailer for the film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Cloony. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, this is quite simply the most breathtaking trailer we've ever seen

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.

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

Here's an exciting and rather insipiring new sci-fi short, Atropa, featuring gorgeous visuals and deft direction, all of which has been achieved on a shoestring budget.

Was Tron the most influential film ever made?

Published in Business

The sci-fi fave celebrates its 30th birthday with a party in Hollywood. And its event producer makes a controversial yet compelling statement.

Is CGI actually making films less convincing?

Hyper-realistic CGI and Motion Capture: Big Lazy Robot

Published in Production

More hyper-realistic CGI, with innovative motion capture techniques

It's well-documented that the VFX industry is in a state of flux. Meanwhile, there's a new generation of CGI artists.  Here's a piece made by students from the Platige Academy. It's their impressive short 'How to Train Your Robot'.

Make your own cityscape in minutes and not man-years

Published in Post & VFX

A new cityscape generator from Video Copilot could save hours, if not years...

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