Volume: 26 Issue: 12 (December 2003)


Alien Resurrected
Director Ridley Scott's 1978 breakthrough film Alien reinvented the science fiction/horror genre by establishing new standards in special effects, art direction, and set design. Yet, the key to Alien ...
The Matrix Resolution
The dark, complex science-fiction trilogy about revolutionaries who break free from a life ruled by machines that suck energy from humans hooked to virtual reality hoses struck a worldwide chord: The ...
2003 Innovation Awards
Each year, Computer Graphics World 's editors compile a comprehensive list of new products released throughout the previous 12 months. 2003, in particular, brought with it a vast array of ...
Setting the Stage Act II
From opera and film to ballet and even marionette renditions, Mozart's masterpiece The Magic Flute has been performed in just about every type of production since the composer finished the piece more ...


Digital-Age Theater
Ever since the ancient Greeks first took to the stage more than 2500 years ago, theatrical productions have spread to virtually every society and have evolved in virtually every way to reflect the ...
Macromedia Flash MX 2004
Macromedia has released Flash MX 2004, the latest version of its popular Web development software, which has evolved from a simple vector animation tool to a worthy application development ...
New Realities

Discreet 3ds max 6
Discreet's 3ds max is a very popular and robust 3D animation and rendering package. Over the years, it has found a solid home in the gaming community and become popular in film, broadcast, and ...
Compositing Comparison
There's a tendency to divide the compositing and special effects market into two segments consisting of high-end programs costing upwards of tens of thousands of dollars and low-end programs costing ...
Products - 12/03

Spotlight - 12/03
Maker of high-end desktop and mobile systems, Alienware introduced two new workstations custom-built for digital content creation and digital video professionals.
Tony Schanuel
From a technical perspective, Schanuel brings his knowledge of the darkroom and the photographic medium to the desktop while using various software programs. These include Pixologic's Zbrush for ...
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