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Seeing Spots
Published Date: 8-Apr-2015
A complex lab where cars auto-assemble, a world where actor Rob Lowe meets Rob Lowe, favorite childhood toys coming to life, hand-to-hand combat scenes with a western Anime-style touch. These are some ...
Flying Home
Published Date: 7-Apr-2015
Home has two main characters: Tip, a 12-year-old girl searching for her mother, and Oh, a six-legged alien outcast. But, there’s also a third character: the flying car they travel in.
Image Engine Controls 'Chappie' Renders
Published Date: 31-Mar-2015
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years.
CG Laid 'Bear'
Published Date: 27-Mar-2015
Paddington is no ordinary bear, nor does he look like the typical teddy bear. Anyone who knows Paddington has a good idea of what he looks like. Floppy hat, duffle coat, button eyes — details you migh ...
Dissecting the Creatures in Jupiter Ascending
Published Date: 27-Mar-2015
Jupiter Ascending could be described as an amalgamation of several visual styles. However, there was a strong direction where it came to creature look development and motion style.
GTC: Deep Learning Tools
Published Date: 18-Mar-2015
In front of a packed audience at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference, CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang introduced what he called three new technologies that will fuel deep learning. One was the GeFo ...
Behind the 'Kingsman' Curtain
Published Date: 12-Mar-2015
Matthew Vaughan’s big-screen adaptation “The Secret Service” is intriguing fans worldwide, with its dynamic story, action, post work, and look.
Love Has No Labels
Published Date: 5-Mar-2015
For the viral ad “Love Has No Labels,” it’s the message that has viewers buzzing. But, the high-tech visuals play an important role, nonetheless.
History Comes Alive...Again
Published Date: 3-Mar-2015
Larry, the night security guard, has witnessed strange happenings during his night watch first at the American Museum of Natural History and then at the Smithsonian, as exhibits came to life when nigh ...
Sound Ideas
Published Date: 10-Feb-2015
Lucasfilm's first animated feature, Strange Magic, is a madcap musical, a fairy-tale with two princesses who find true, but quite unexpected, love. Industrial Light & Magic created the film; Gary ...
Ice Fight
Published Date: 10-Feb-2015
Put a nine-foot-tall giant and a dwarf on a floating sheet of ice. Have them fight as the ice moves toward a waterfall. Easy? Not so much. Actor Manu Bennett played Azog the giant Orc and Richard Armi ...
Location, Location, Location!
Published Date: 9-Feb-2015
When your Los Angeles base of operations sits just off the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, you don't need to go far to get the best possible locations for your projects. Even so, Ingenuity Engine op ...
Once Upon A Time
Published Date: 28-Jan-2015
Since its premiere in 2011, ABC’s highly-successful series Once Upon A Time (OUAT) has been bringing some of Disney’s most beloved story-book characters — including Snow White, Prince Charming, Pinocc ...
Epic Effects
Published Date: 27-Jan-2015
The critics have not been kind to Ridley Scott’s film Exodus, but none deny the visual effects.
A Little Bit of Magic
Published Date: 27-Jan-2015
With a 300 shot total, the film Into the Woods doesn’t qualify as a visual effects blockbuster, but shot count doesn’t tell the whole story.
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