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."
The hot tech trend at Siggraph '09 is high-speed graphics, especially real-time animation, which brings videogame speed to CGI for animation and visual effects. Talk of real-time animation for…
An expert panel of jury members selected the winners out of hundreds of submissions from all over the world and ranging in experience levels from professional studios to students.
From the early days of Pong onward, millions of gamers have been entertained by animation that changes instantly in response to the player's every move, event though such real-time graphics have…
Animators know to beware the "uncanny valley," where characters are too realistic to be "cartoony" but not lifelike enough to be appealing.
Disney has been a pioneer in the current 3-D wave, but to date it has converted only one of its library titles to stereo, "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
Long the dominant show and conference in the computer graphics world, Siggraph has found itself competing with government-funded German event FMX.
The thousands of CGI enthusiasts and jobhunters making their pilgrimage to the 36th Siggraph conference in New Orleans will find a change in companies' strategy when they arrive.