Volume: 26 Issue: 5 (May 2003)

Features

Cover Story: Depth Perception
Stanton is the latest protégé of director and creative guru John Lasseter. He not only had a hand in co-writing all four previous Pixar films but also co-directed A Bug's Life with Lasseter. With ...
Virtual Clay
You're back in school and have been assigned a group project. After countless cups of coffee and lots of chitchat you find the deadline approaching and there is still no consensus on anything. It is ...
Web Noir
No matter what you call it—Webisode, digital comic book, or graphic literature event (as its creators would prefer)—Broken Saints feels like a new kind of medium. It is a bit like a comic book in that ...
Raising Kaena
Some things are worth waiting for. And, from the looks of it, the 3D feature film Kaena: The Prophecy is one of them.

Department

Cinematic Literature
Broken Saints: Online comic book? Something more? The Webisode's creator foretells the future of online fiction
Character Studio 4
Character Studio is a popular character animation package from Discreet, maker of 3ds max modeling and animation software. The latest iteration, Character Studio Version 4, comes with powerful ...
Vue d'Esprit Imagery
For most digital artists, re-creating natural scenery is a difficult and time-consuming process. That's because nature itself is complex, and a realistic virtual representation must reflect the same ...
Wildcat VP870
The Wildcat VP 3D graphics accelerator comes from 3Dlabs, now a division of Creative. (Some years ago, 3Dlabs took over Intergraph's Wildcat business.) To complement its higher-end cards and build ...
Film: Deep Color
In late January, Industrial Light & Magic (San Rafael, California) released source code for its proprietary, extended dynamic range image-file format into the open source community. Dubbed ...
Side Effects Reveals a New Houdini
As Side Effects Software readies Version 6 of its procedural modeling and animation software, Houdini, it has announced early access for Houdini Apprentice users. The Apprentice program lets 3D ...
DV: Worlds Apart
For the last few years, the video world has been characterized by two important trends: the rise of the DV video format and the movement toward high-definition broadcast. Both are enormously exciting ...
Products - 5/03

Digital Content Drivers
This month, in the third installment of our report on the present and future health of the digital content industry, we examine the market from the perspective of Wanda Meloni, principal of M2 ...
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