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What NOT to Do at Siggraph New Orleans
Posted By Josh Corken| August 02, 2009
Planning to travel to New Orleans soon, are you here for SIGGRAPH, or have you ever been to the Big Easy? Well, whatever the case, these are things that you should not do or just keep in mind while you are here. All tips and tricks are provided by ...
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The time is ripe for the merging of photography and 3D
Posted By Gisela Reger| July 01, 2009
(July 1, 2009) When asking a photographer about his or her experience with 3D-technology one often still meets negative bias, misinformation and maybe even risks offending someone‚s professional honor. The photographic community often sites an ...
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Casualties of the Recession
Posted By Martin McEachern| June 23, 2009
The econopocalypse has blazed a path of destruction through every sector of the economy—leaving Chrysler and now GM in bankruptcy. Now, it looks like the wave of destruction is bearing down on the effects industry, too, refuting the theory that this ...
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Believable CG Spaceships
Posted By Martin McEachern| June 23, 2009
Star Trek had a stellar opening this spring, raking in over $222 million in just 31 days. While the crew is new, and the franchise has been stripped of its usually weighty themes, in favor of an action-packed thrill ride replete with shaky ...
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A Film by the Great Hugh Jeego
Posted By Martin McEachern| June 23, 2009
Not long ago, I found myself in a large visual effects studio watching an animator pouring his heart into the performance of a cute, stick-like alien with big saucer-shaped eyes. The animator’s name is Dave. He stands up, bleary-eyed from exhaustion, ...
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Real-time optical flow tracking
Posted By Barbara Robertson| June 17, 2009
Real-time optical flow tracking – a video that NVIDIA posted is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D93RmW_eN4. Amazing. I just wrote about optical flow in my Night at the Museum 2 story for the June issue, which –will be online soon-ish. The crew ...
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I’m fascinated with Google’s new Wave
Posted By Barbara Robertson| June 03, 2009
I’m fascinated with Google’s new Wave, a communication tool (to say the least) developed by the guys who created Google Maps. I suspect that it might be useful in studios… worth checking out, anyway. Here’s a link to the amazingly tech-savvy Tim ...
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