About the author

Barbara Robertson

Contributing Editor

Barbara has been writing about computer graphics, computer animation, and visual effects for more than 15 years. She has moderated panels on visual effects and animation for Imagina, SIGGRAPH and others, and has served on the jury for Prix Ars Electronic and other competitions. A former senior editor at Computer Graphics World, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award and the Society of Technical Communications’ Award of Excellence in international competition.

Author Articles

  • Amazing
    Amazing

    Method Studios’ fearsome CG creature attacks actors inside tall walls in The Maze Runner.

    October 20, 2014

  • Evolution
    Evolution

    WETA Digital advances the state of the art of creature creation.

    September 5, 2014

  • Turtle Talk
    Turtle Talk

    Artists at Industrial Light & Magic give GC characters a live-action presence in a comedic action/adventure.

    August 18, 2014

  • Let Him Fly
    Let Him Fly

    Spider-Man fights three villains in detailed digital environments, thanks to skilled CG artists at Sony Pictures Imageworks, MPC, Blur, and other studios.

    July 21, 2014

  • Tricky Pixies
    Tricky Pixies

    Artists at Digital Domain create photoreal CG characters stylized after actors in Maleficent.

    July 21, 2014

  • Coming of Age
    Coming of Age

    A new tool set helps animators and artists at DreamWorks explore new worlds to create How to Train Your Dragon 2.

    July 21, 2014

  • Time Difference
    Time Difference

    Artists and Animators at PDI/DreamWorks create a CG animated feature in a 2D style for the time-traveling characters in Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

    April 18, 2014

  • Unseen Beauty
    Unseen Beauty

    LOOK EFFECTS ARTISTS used CG tools to enhance Wes Anderson’s invented world for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    April 18, 2014

  • The Hobbit Habit
    The Hobbit Habit

    Aartists at Weta Digital push the state of the art of visual effects once again with a second epic film in the hobbit trilogy from director Peter Jackson.

    March 11, 2014

  • Moody Blue
    Moody Blue

    In Pixar's stylish short animated film "Blue Umbrella", a photorealistic CG city comes alive.

    March 11, 2014

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