Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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ProDAD VitaScene

ProDAD, a software developer based in Germany, has introduced Vitascene, a new plug-in for video effects and transitions. With Vitascene, users get GPU-rendered pro effects and moods for digital video editing more »

Animating The Very First Noel

In a style and story reminiscent of the old Christmas classics created in the ‘60s and ‘70s by Rankin-Bass Productions, Reel FX created the animated short video The Very First Noel, which tells the tale of the journey by the three wise men to witness the new messiah, Jesus. more »

VFX Commentary: The Secret of Tiger Woods’ Swing

To show how Tiger Woods generates power in his drives from his feet, or rather Nike shoes, up, Nike Golf tapped Imaginary Forces to create a short film for its Power Platform technology in a new line of golf shoes. more »

Making Digital Characters Emote

While today's animation software allows the creation of these characters the task of making them move and react in a realistic manner is arduous to say the least. Pendulum Studios created their own solution for mo-cap data. more »

How a Complicated Web of CG Work Brought Charlotte and Friends to Life

Filmmakers rarely rely on visual effects to tell humble stories, but the gentleness of the new film version of Charlotte's Web depended largely on the artists who made the talking live-action and CG animals believable. more »

Putting a Stop-Motion Look in the CG Film Flushed Away

Animator Dug Calder talks about making the transition from stop-motion to CG and back again, and from the relatively small confines of Aardman to the huge complex of Dreamworks Studio to create Flushed Away. more »

A Hip-Hop CG-Infused Environmental Music Video

Director Georgie Greville teamed up with visual effects house Click 3X to create this truly unique PSA/music video for the track ‘Trees' from Dr. Octagon, featuring the former Ultramagnetic MC, Kool Keith. more »

Create a 3D Camera Matchmove with Boujou Bullet

Your matchmove work in Boujou will be significantly more accurate and even easier if you plan your shoot to include lots of distinct points of contrast spread throughout the 3D space in front of your camera. more »

Quick Tip – Complete A High-Res Conform in AE From Offline Proxies in FCP Or Avid

Not only can you import Final Cut or Avid timelines into Adobe After Effects using Automatic Duck's Pro Import AE for compositing or effects work, you can also do high-resolution conforms very quickly. more »

Create Gradient Blurs in Avid Media Composer

Graduated blurs, often seen in music videos and commercials, have become a popular stylistic effect. Blurring the lower third or half of the screen can work on many different levels more »