SIGGRAPH Sets Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH has announced the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ... Continue Reading →
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Serious Assembly Required

ILM and Trixter spearhead the complex mo-cap, animation and effects wizardry that required 19 facilities to make Marvel’s Avengers: ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: VFX Companies to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of VFX companies to watch. They are: Animal Logic VFX Atomic Fiction BlueBolt Blur Studio capital ... Continue Reading →
Oscar Contenders: VFX

Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →

‘Iron Man 3' Intl. Opening Beats ‘Avengers’ Record

You’ve got to give it Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man: They definitely know how to put on a show. This past week, Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 posted phenomenal numbers in ... Continue Reading →

Marvel to Offer Two Versions of ‘Iron Man 3'

Audiences in China will be treated to a special Chinese version of Marvel’s Iron Man the studio announced today. This special version will include a special appearance by China’s ... Continue Reading →

Will ‘Oz’ Prove Great and Powerful at the Box Office?

Disney is looking to heat up a so-far tepid year at the box office with its VFX-heavy reimagining Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi, who turned Spider-Man into a billion-dollar ... Continue Reading →

OptiTrack Introduces New Model in Prime Mo-Cap Series

OptiTrack has introduced a new family of mo-cap cameras designed for large-volume captures called the Prime Series. Offering capture volumes that extend up to 150’ with unmatched ... Continue Reading →

A Hot VFX Summer Sampler

We focus on some of the innovative digital effects of three of the season’s early blockbusters. Men In Black III (Sony) VFX Supervisor: Ken Ralston It’s been 10 years since Agents ... Continue Reading →

Evil Eye Contributes 200 VFX Shots to ‘The Avengers’

San Francisco-based vfx house Evil Eye Pictures has contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon, which opens this Friday. Weta ... Continue Reading →