The human face is surely one of the most challenging objects to animate realistically. To make it look completely real takes a very special kind of talent

Weta Digital is at it again! This time, the red-hot VFX house is inventing new ways to overrun the Earth with primates, as evidenced by an illuminating behind the scenes featurette for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

A really great resource for anyone wanting to learn this complex software

If you want something to look right... build it!

Published in Production

The Grand Budapest Hotel proves that you don't need to rely on CGI to create a fantastic - or fantastical - look

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.

The greatest CGI is not in a Sci-Fi film but a costume drama

Published in Post & VFX

Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby is built not around expensive sets but probably some of the best CGI ever seen (well, we should probably say "apart from Gravity"  - which, although it's in a CGI league of it's own, is not exactly a historical costume drama)

In the final installment of Peter Jackson’s video blog, the director introduces The Hobbit’s post crew, while the team scrambles to complete the film.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has stupendous motion capture and CGI. It wouldn't have been possible without either of these techniques. But does this mean that you can make better films with better technology?

 Here's how far you can go without using CGI!

Blender 2.75 adds powerful new features and workflows

Published in Post & VFX

Guest author and Blender expert Gottfried Hofmann details the new features in Blender 2.75, the latest version of the popular and increasingly powerful open source 3D modelling and animation suite, including stereoscopic workflow and Cycles on AMD GPUs.

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