Motion tracking - from obvious to subtle

Published in Post & VFX

Motion tracking is simple to understand, and not so simple to do. And, like a lot of VFX techniques these days, it's getting so good that you don't always know that you're looking at it

World War Z VFX Breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

This past summer's blockbuster zombie epic, World War Z, astounded audiences with terror at the largest of scales. Visual effects house MPC was with realizing much of the film's mind-boggling mayhem...and this VFX breakdown.

An amazing glimpse into the (cartoon) future.

Published in Post & VFX

Futurama is about as 2D as a skillfully drawn cartoon can be. But seeing a visualisation of it in 3D is breathtaking!

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

This is a very successful attempt to build a system that can simulate walking with all types of two-legged characters. It's extremely funny as well!

How to make an ape

Published in Post & VFX

To make convincing-looking CGI animals, it takes more than a detailed and textured volumetric or polygon-based model. For movement, it's essential to model the inner, as well as the external anatomy

Cinesite + Image Engine = an impossibly great demo reel

Published in Post & VFX

Cinesite acquired Image Engine in the summer of 2015, combining forces of two of the most respected and sought after VFX companies. Check out their show reels!

The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.70 – the first release of the 2.7x-series. That series will incorporate major changes to the UI. But unlike the switch from the 2.4x to the 2.5x-series, the changes will be integrated gradually

As real as CGI skin gets (so far...)

Published in Technology & Computing

In advance of Siggraph 2015, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California details a process for making CGI skin more realistic, taking us one step closer to finally bridging that 'Uncanny Valley'.

Videogames may light the way to realistic real-time imagery, as evidenced by a recent mod for Star Wars: Battlefront.

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