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 "Futurama" characters won't be sporting new voices after all.
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.
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…
Since its humble beginnings in 1987 as part of a punk music and movie showcase in Hamburg, Germany's Fantasy Filmfest has grown into a major international platform for a wide range of genres, from…
The Writers Guild of America West has gained jurisdiction over the 15 Internet writers employed at CBS studios in the Los Angeles area.
The future of Skype, arguably the most popular Internet telephony program around, could be in jeopardy, due to an ongoing legal battle. In a quarterly filing, parent company eBay noted it would be…
In an unusual move for Sony Corp., Sony Pictures Imageworks is taking five of Imageworks' proprietary CG tools open-source.
Wyndcrest Holdings, the investment firm that owns vfx studio Digital Domain, is preparing to launch a $50 million digital production studio in Florida.