Tag Archives: Animation

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Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

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Loving Vincent Concept Trailer

BreakThru Films's Hugh Welchman won an Academy Award for his stop-motion short film “Peter and the Wolf” and director/writer Dorota Kobiela created the first "painting animation" in 3D. But their latest project, due for a 2015 release, is even more … more »

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MTS Internet Baby

MTS India's CG newborn has drawn fire from some corners for being, well, a little creepy. ("Somebody stop Internet Baby," pleaded Adweek.) Still, it's hard to argue with 25 million YouTube views. Guy Shelmerdine directed for agency Creativeland Asia and … more »

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Opportunity Knocks at Zerply

You may have noticed that I've been presenting ground-floor opportunities lately. They all have certain risks, but the rewards of getting in early can be substantial. My latest discovery is Zerply. It's a unique employment agency focused on the VFX … more »

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The Foundry Releases Modo 801

The Foundry released Modo 801, the latest version of the modeling, painting, animation and rendering package it acquired in its 2012 merge with Luxology.  The newest Modo introduces node-based texturing, improved dynamics for creating realistic destruction animation, improved scattering tools, … more »

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Pixar: The Math Behind the Movies

Watch Pixar Research Lead (and Sci Tech Oscar-winner) Tony DeRose give a Ted Ed lesson on the mathematical concepts that go into Pixar's animated films, with an emphasis on his specialty area of subdivision surfaces.

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Five Questions: Laundry! Founder Anthony Liu

You'd be hard-pressed to pick out a typical Laundry! project in a crowd. From their recent retro Max Headroom treatment for Eminem's Rap God video to a color-soaked spot for Beats by Dre, Laundry! prides itself on the range of its … more »

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The Bear & The Hare

2D animation was staged on miniature physical sets for this advertisment for British department store chain John Lewis, directed by Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn and produced by Blinkink and Hornet. Check out the making-of video at Hornet's website. The music is … more »

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10 Animated Shorts Make Oscars Shortlist

Oscar season marches on, with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcing the 10 animated shorts that have been shortlisted for consideration as Oscar nominees. The selection was made from 56 titles that had qualified in the category.  … more »

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RealFlow 2013 Gets a New Patch

Next Limit Technologies said the second patch had been released for its RealFlow 2013 fluid and dynamics simulator. Here's what's new in the latest version: OpenVDB support for Hybrido2, Alembic support for Cameras, Alembic Stitcher tool via GUI Maxwell Render … more »