At the Siggraph computer graphics conference in Vancouver earlier this month, Method Studios president Marc Weigert declared an ambitious goal: Make previsualization inexpensive enough to use for an…
Vancouver, Canada — The Siggraph computer graphics conference has long been a great place to have your mind blown by futuristic tech, and this year is as trippy as ever. The Emerging Technology…
Vancouver, Canada — It's a tale as old as Hollywood: A new kid hits town with big dreams, makes some mistakes, stumbles, gets back up and claws a path to the top. Usually that’s a cautionary…
At the recent Siggraph conference in Anaheim, there were not one but two panels on the state of the vfx industry. Word on the street was that feature effects production is dead in L.A.
Foreign subsidies on visual-effects work may be enough to trigger World Trade Organization “anti-subsidy duty” rules that would impose a tariff on those vfx when they’re imported into the U.S.…
Animated features have never been more popular or more important to Hollywood. Yet the directors of some of Hollywood’s top toon hits are frustrated with the state of animated features — and some are…
The Siggraph computer graphics conference earlier this month should have found the visual-effects biz on top of the world: Visual effects blockbusters and CG-animated family pics dominate the annual…
Walt Disney Animation Studios has licensed its XGen visual effects and animation software, used for Rapunzel's hair in "Tangled" as well as fur, feathers and foliage, to software giant Autodesk.
In a talk at the Siggraph conference Sunday, Walt Disney Animation Studios' chief technical officer laid out the thinking behind the studio's feature strategy. Bottom line: The average number of…
When the original "Tron" debuted in 1982, it wowed gamers and sci-fi fans with its vision of a world "inside the computer."