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DreamWorks Animation is seeking to redefine volumetric storage and processing with the release of a new open source framework developed by studio engineers for sparse volume data, OpenVDB 1. Initially released in beta last August, the tool delivers a complete API for application developers, a suite of tools that implement [...]
Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, long-time collaborators Daniel Kleinman and Framestore teamed up for the fifth time to deliver the stunning opening-title sequence for Skyfall. The four-minute sequence opens underwater as Bond (Daniel Craig) sinks lifelessly into the gloom, bleeding from a gunshot wound to [...]
The fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise introduces several new characters as well as meticulously rendered visuals to draw fans back into theaters. Who could have predicted that a CG-animated movie about a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a wooly mammoth would have such legs? Back in March of [...]
Luxology has announced the immediate availability of the latest release version of its 3D content creation, modo 601. The new release includes includes character animation, built-in dynamics, volumetric rendering, and enhanced retopology modeling tools along with a host of other new capabilities. modo is now a full pipeline solution for [...]
Peyo’s beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony’s Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza. It’s been 53 years since Belgian artist Pierre “Peyo” Culliford came up with the idea of a pastoral village inhabited by The Smurfs (or Les Schtroumpfs as they are called in French) who were only three [...]
Sony Imageworks vfx supervisor Jim Berney and his team revisit the classic comic book and use real-world references to construct the luminous world of Green Lantern. The summer of 2011 may go down in history as the season of visually spectacular 3-D superhero movies. Following in the footsteps of Marvel [...]