This is just a bit of fun, but consider for a moment the range and depth of skills that went in to this amazing piece of work

State of the art water simulation

Published in Post & VFX

Water’s always been difficult to animate. Unless you’re working in an extremely stylised, naive idiom, then almost whatever you do is going to look ‘kludgey’. 

Olympus Has Fallen: Stunning CGI Breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

I don't know about you but I simply can't get enough VFX and Compositing breakdowns. The reason is that special effects are now so good that you don't always know they're there. It's pretty obvious with explosions, but what's definitely not so obvious is when a whole cityscape is fabricated

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

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

If CGI is bad, is CGI to blame?

Published in Post & VFX

Pundits cite instances of 'bad' CGI to argue that computer generated imagery is ruining films. But there may be a flaw in that reasoning.

Recreating Young Terminator

Published in Post & VFX

In a recently released VFX breakdown, we see what's behind the digital rebirth of young Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 Terminator.

Photorealistic rendering gets easier

Published in Technology & Computing

Photorealism is not an objective thing. What might look real to one person might look phoney to another. It largely depends what your expectations are, and what exactly you're looking for

8K? 4K? HD? No. This is the only contemporary film to have been downgraded to VHS quality to give it that oh-so-smooth '80s look. And it's a masterpiece. 

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

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