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‘Life of Pi’ & ‘Brave’ Top VES Winners

The creative team behind the vfx of Ang Lee’s literary adaptation Life of Pi (lead by Rhythm & Hues)—which featured stormy seas, a photoreal Bengal tiger and more—took home ... Continue Reading →
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All the Pretty Digital Pictures

A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger

VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces Details of 3December Festival

Autodesk will kick off 3December, an annual celebration of 3D computer graphics and the artists who create them December 3rd-7th, 2012, with support from HP, AMD and Intel. During this ... Continue Reading →
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Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ to Premiere at N.Y. Film Festival

Director Ang Lee’s much anticipated feature Life of Pi is scheduled to premiere at the 50th New York Film Festival as its Opening Night Gala program in September. The selection will ... Continue Reading →
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2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees

With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list ... Continue Reading →
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Rhythm & Hues Adopts MARI as Primary Paint Tool

VFX and animation studio Rhythm & Hues has adopted The Foundry’s MARI software as its primary paint tool. Using MARI will give the studio’s artists freedom to focus on being ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Beyond Talking Pigs and Singing Chipmunks

VFX powerhouse Rhythm & Hues celebrates 25 colorful years, embarks on more ambitious projects and plans bigger expansion overseas. Although average moviegoers may not be able to ... Continue Reading →
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The Island of Lost Chipmunks

The CG-animated singing critters are back and in excellent form in the new family movie Chipwrecked. The Chipmunks first rose to international fame in December of 1958 with their  ... Continue Reading →