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Volume: 26 Issue: 7 (July 2003)


Features

Atypical Stereo
In 1995, film director James Cameron went the extra mile—to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean—to research the wreck site of the Titanic for his 1997 blockbuster film of the same name. Yet, the more he ...
Cover story: Tron 2.0
Long before The Matrix portrayed reality as the elaborate construct of an intelligent computer, cyberspace was born on the big screen in the 1982 release of Disney's TRON. In the film, computer hacker ...
Submarine Dreams
At its simplest level, Deep Angel is a story about a man, a woman, a world at war, and a very fancy submarine. It's a story that could be made into a movie, a television show, a computer game, or a ...
CG Superheroes: Body Building
It takes a great actor working with an inspired director to create a character that successfully portrays inner conflict. But when the script calls for that character to be 15 feet tall, full of rage, ...
CG Superheroes: New Wrinkles
Of all the digital superheroes dazzling moviegoers this year, none had to appear more "human" than Daredevil. That's because the title character of this summer's action film acquired his powers less ...
CG Superheroes: X-cellent FX
Opening to a record-breaking box office of $155 million internationally in its first weekend, 20th Century Fox's X2: X-Men United gave the summer movie season a welcome kick-start.

Department

Hyperinteractive?
For years, SIGGRAPH (the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) has tended to focus more on graphics—specifically, realism in graphics and, even more specifically, ...
Products - 7/03 - Part 2

Spotlight - 7/03
Ultimatte Corp. has been developing bluescreen and greenscreen compositing technology for more than a quarter-century. The company's latest hardware device, the Ultimatte 10, incorporates a new matte ...
Maya 5
With Maya 5, Alias|Wavefront has tried to answer the needs of artists and production studios with a more refined implementation of current work flows. This newest upgrade of the modeling and animation ...
World Builder Pro 3.5
World Builder is a landscape generation program from Digital Element that enables users to make and place mountains and terrain details such as rivers, lakes, and oceans, then fill the resulting ...
Bonding Experiences
Theme parks, video games, books, movies, the Web, toys, theater, concerts, CDs, DVDs, personal video recorders, wireless phones—we are surrounded by an endless range of entertainment experiences and ...
The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, Part I
Two entries received special recognition. "Eternal Gaze," by Sam Chen, was honored as Best Animated Short for its tale about an artist, his art, and love. The fact that it is entirely ...
Modern Makeover
Q&A with Bob Picunkois, marketing director for Buena Vista Interactive, publisher of the new game TRON 2.0.
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