For 25 years, most of John Carpenter's films have had his name in the title -- "John Carpenter's Halloween," "John Carpenter's Christine," "John Carpenter's Escape From New York." He's earned that by…
When moviegoers watch the trailer for the upcoming f/x epic "Pearl Harbor," they might notice an interesting credit -- "visual effects and animation by Industrial Light & Magic."
Tom Hanks has done it. So have Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Myers. "It" is cyberscanning, the process of tracking laser beams around an actor's body to measure his…
Until recently, video- and computer-game images rarely impressed the digerati who attend the annual CG fest Siggraph. Most game animation was far too crude. But with the growing power of…
When visitors to Seattle's new Experience Music Project witness the ride-film of James Brown singing "Sex Machine," they might be tempted to evoke an old advertising line: "Is it live or is it…
He just might turn out to be the 'little mouse that could' when the Academy's effects experts select the finalists for best achievement in visual effects. "Stuart Little," a big player at the b.o.…
In a season in which heavy hitters like "The Phantom Menace," "Stuart Little," "The Matrix" and "The Mummy" demand attention for their high-tech style, the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy has…
A "first" for 3D computer animation will be unveiled in Las Vegas this December, when the IMAX 3D simulator film "Race For Atlantis" debuts at Caesar's Palace in the largest IMAX Dome ever built for…
A new tool has arrived on the computer animator's bench, and it's promising to make 3D-CGI more feasible for those working on TV schedules and budgets.
The next evolution of 3D computer animation is coming to a screen near you --- a personal computer screen.