Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Autodesk Releases Memento Reality-Capture Software as Free Public Beta

Autodesk upgraded its Memento reality capture project from from technology preview to public beta, releasing a cloud-connected Windows desktop app for free download. With the ability to generate and edit two-billion-polygon meshes, Memento is intended to be a powerful but … more »

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How Framestore’s Imagery Boosted Ocean-Ecology Doc Mission Blue

Framestore in New York designed imaginative but sober graphics to communicate the environmental effects of industry on the world's oceans for the Netflix-exclusive film Mission Blue. Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a behind-the-scenes look at the … more »

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Rising Sun VFX Supe Tim Crosbie on X-Men: Days of Future Past

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the X-Men send Wolverine, our favorite superhero mutant, time-traveling from an awful future to a recent past to change human history—and that future. With an all-star cast, a built-in fan base, and a director, … more »

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VFX Supe Dan DeLeeuw on Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier the super WWII soldier Steve Rogers finds himself in a modern-day political thriller, a suspenseful visual-effects laden action-adventure that won praise from critics and Avengers fans alike. Rogers, aka Captain America, now works for … more »

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Oscar-Nominated VFX Supervisor Paul J. Franklin on Interstellar

On Sunday, Interstellar won the BAFTA award for best visual effects, an award presented — fittingly as it turned out — by Dr. Stephen Hawking.  Hawking’s longtime friend Dr. Kip Thorne, a renowned astrophysicist famous for his work on black … more »

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Marvel Studios VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Guardians of the Galaxy

In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, a quartet of misfits that include, improbably, a CG raccoon named Rocket and a CG tree named Groot, zip from planet to planet as they try to save the galaxy from an evil … more »

Autodesk Buys Tweak Software

Autodesk purchased the assets of Tweak, maker of the widely used RV software for VFX playback and review. RV will remain available, the companies said, while Tweak's entire staff, including partners Jim Houriahn, Seth Rosenthal, and Alan Trombla, will become part of … more »

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Weta Digital VFX Supe Dan Lemmon on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

And the Oscar nominees are … 20 visual effects, special effects and animation supervisors who represent the thousands of artists who worked on five live-action feature films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of … more »

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Gary Rydstrom on the Strange Magic of a Career in Sound and Vision

Although it isn’t in his nature to boast, Gary Rydstrom is the only person in the world who can brag of having received seven Oscars and 17 Oscar nominations for best sound mixing and editing and an Oscar nomination for directing a … more »

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Big Hero 6 Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society gave its top awards to Big Hero 6, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones, and SSE's "Maya" commercial at a Beverly Hilton ceremony last night hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt. Walt Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 … more »