Volume: 25 Issue: 12 (Dec 2002)


Space Shots
Artists create CG effects that reflect the director's style and vision for a new science-fiction series
2002 Innovation Awards
As always, choosing the standouts from a strong field was difficult. We also saw many exciting new products whose ship dates have shifted into the 2003 zone, making them ineligible for this year's ...
World of Emotion
Special effects artists create a planet with personality in the new film version of the science-fiction classic Solaris
Virtual Makeover
Lara Croft, gaming's popular heroine, gets a new look and some brand-new moves


Art Studio
Hallway Window The extreme contrast between the brightly lit window and the dark hallway draws the viewer's attention to the dark corridor. To achieve this level of color...contrast, Wessler "bleached ...
Back Drop - 12/02
How do you improve one of the most popular game characters ever developed? Very carefully, says one of her creators.
Spotlight - 12/02
In order to maintain this edge, manufacturer 3Dlabs produces continual updates. The latest of these is the Wildcat 4, based on the new AGP 8x interface that can transfer 2gb of graphics information ...
Who Needs Web 3D?
Pop singer Cyndi Lauper was right: Money changes everything. This has certainly been true in the computer graphics industry, most notably in the realm of 3D content creation for the Web. In the past ...
Brazil Rendering System
Brazil r/s has been in development for a few years now, and anyone who uses Discreet's 3ds max regularly has probably downloaded a few of the public betas that Splutterfish has made available. Those ...
Takin' It to the Streets
During the past couple of years, George Lucas has been preaching and demonstrating the advantages of digital cinema, exhibitors at the National Association of Broadcasters convention have made the ...
Video, Anyone?
Mark Randall has been walking on the cutting edge of video technology for the better part of 20 years. After starting out with NewTek, the company that ushered in the desktop video revolution with ...
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