Almost all 3-D wide releases also go out in a 2-D version these days. But as "G-Force" director Hoyt Yeatman realized, "The 3-D movie is a completely different movie -- I don't think even the studio…
While live-action filmmakers are mostly still pondering stereoscopic 3-D, the stereo revolution is sweeping animation. The biggest CGI animation studios -- Disney/Pixar, DreamWorks, Fox/Blue Sky -…
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Monday night at Siggraph, several companies, including visual effects shop CafeFX, pooled their resources to throw a huge party on the USS Midway, complete with DJ, open bars, and fireworks off the…
In the future, audiences won't want to simply watch characters, but to control them -- and their environments.
When DreamWorks Animation rookie Olivier Staphylas started at the Glendale, Calif., facility, the young Gaul might have expected to feel homesick. But far from it: He speaks enthusiastically of the…
Siggraph travels to Texas this year, but Hollywood's influence goes with it. Big-ticket CG characters will be on display -- from "Star Wars: Episode II's" digital Yoda to the pixel menageries in the…
Improvements in Industrial Light & Magic's proprietary skin animation techniques will be explained by tech wizard Cary Phillips, who spearheaded the award-winning Cari software used in the new "Star…
With CG characters abounding at Siggraph, it's not surprising that virtual clothing is a hot topic, represented by several proprietary strategies. Sony Imageworks is showing work from both…
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