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 how far you can go without using CGI!

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’. 

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!

Breathtaking CGI cinematic game trailer

Published in Technology & Computing

Here's an impressive game trailer that tackles the issues of creating CGI world including human characters head on. And it very largely succeeds

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!

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: have you ever heard the collective sound of several hundred people's jaws dropping? If you've been to a cinema where they're showing the Life of Pi for the first time, then you probably have

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.

The UFO in this video is fake. And so is everything else!

Published in Post & VFX

It's not just the UFO that's fake in this video - it's the car and the sky and the camera shake. In other words, the whole video is CGI. Even the pinging of the "Driver's Door Open" warning

The Butterfly Effect

Published in Technology & Computing

Unity introduces version 4.0 of its game engine/character animation system with a jaw-dropping CGI short, courtesy of Passion Pictures

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