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‘Agent 327: Operation Barbershop’ Trailer: How Blender Was Used to Pull Off Hollywood-Level Animation
Blender Foundation chairman Ton Roosendaal explains how top-notch visual quality was achieved for this secret agent’s brush (and comb) with danger.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′: Why Making Baby Groot Dance Was a Major VFX Challenge
As someone who can barely dance in real life, Bill Desowitz’s explanation of the little man’s boogie-down to ELO is a welcome insight.

VR’s Excellent Animation Tool Tvori Gets Better with Major Update
The Vive app’s suite of animation features gets a well-deserved polish.

‘Nagoya Animation Project’ Documentary Series Takes a Peek Behind-the-Scenes
The docuseries follows the artists at Sublimation (Ancient and the Mystic Tablet, Space Battleship Yamato 2202) has launched on Chukyo TV’s streaming service Chuun.

Hong Kong Approves Funding for $1.4 Billion Disneyland Expansion
Lawmakers are being raked over the park’s poor performance and management fees, but it looks like the expansion plans that will add Marvel and Frozen features is going ahead.

Agent 327: Operation Barbershop

Agent 327: Operation Barbershop