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

  • Resurrection

    James Bond may be getting old, but he hits the ground running in Skyfall, the 23rd entry in the series of Eon Production films. It’s been 50 years since Dr. No, the first 007 movie, but Daniel Craig, ...

    January 8, 2013

  • The Magic of Belief
    The Magic of Belief

    Effects artist and Animators at Dreamworks Animation create a CG film filled with heroes and humor.

    November 30, 2012

  • Triple Play
    Triple Play

    Disney pays tribute to video games with a CG animated film starring a ‘bad guy’ arcade character who just wants to be a hero.

    November 30, 2012

  • Products

    Numerous vendors introduced products and services at SIGGRAPH 2012. These can be found on the CGW website by selecting the News button on the left side of the home page.

    October 8, 2012

  • Face Forward
    Face Forward

    To create ParaNorman, a stop-motion animated feature, the crew uses state-of-the-art technology

    October 8, 2012

  • One Frame at a Time
    One Frame at a Time

    For Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, a visual effects crew surrounds stop-motion puppets with digital environments and sparks the action with CG fire, water, and electricity

    October 5, 2012

  • Pose by Pose
    Pose by Pose

    The crew at Sony Pictures Imageworks creates a CG animated film with a graphic, hand-drawn, cartoony look and feel

    September 28, 2012

  • The Royal Treatment
    The Royal Treatment

    Pixar's technical team rises to the challenge with new tools and techniques to create digital landscapes, rig and animate characters, and simulate muscles, skin, hair, and cloth for Brave.

    August 27, 2012

  • Dark and Light
    Dark and Light

    For the last film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, artists at Double Negative fit CG assets into daylight sequences.

    August 27, 2012

  • Channeling Spider-Man
    Channeling Spider-Man

    Sony Pictures Imageworks leads the unique visual effects work on the fourth film in the Spider-Man franchise.

    August 27, 2012

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