Volume: 26 Issue: 8 (August 2003)

Features

Spying in Stereo
In his latest Spy Kids film, released last month, director Robert Rodriguez takes movie audiences to a whole new dimension—literally. Approximately 66 minutes of the 80-minute film is shown in ...
The Art of Espionage
Game enthusiasts get a taste of what it takes to be a secret operative in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, a new computer/console game from Ubi Soft Entertainment. In the game, players assume the identity ...
Animated Angels
When Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle opens, moviegoers immediately are thrust into the action. The Angels are in Mongolia, in the midst of their latest mission. And from the start, millions of viewers ...
Cover Story: Character Studies
3 animated short films shown at SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theater last month advance the state of the art not in terms of "Is it real or is it CG?" realism, but in creating characters who, with their ...

Department

Digital Future-Proofing
Walk around any of our industry shows, and you’re almost certain to walk away thinking that the digital video revolution is ancient history—that virtually all visual effects artists and animators are ...
The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, Part II
Each year, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival serves as a mirror of what is possible today and as a window into what might be achieved in the future. "The festival is defined by one ...
FinalToon
Geared toward animators who wish to give their digital creations an illustrated look, finalToon is a cartoon and illustration renderer for Discreet's 3ds max. The program also offers CG artists and ...
Wildcat VP990 Pro
Competition in the 3D hardware market has been fierce over the past few years. ATI and Nvidia have been fighting it out in the consumer space, and this battle has crossed over into the professional ...
Video Goes Stereo
Since at least the 1950s, when studios released a blizzard of 3D movies, technologists and artists have been fascinated by the challenge of creating a compelling 3D moving picture experience—in which ...
Moving in Stereo
By adopting the latest digital filmmaking technologies, Spy Kids 3-D sets a new course for stereoscopic effects
The Play's the Thing, but...
In the 1990s, digital media convergence was the talk of the industry. Today, convergence is being used to describe the relationship between computer games and movies. The two mediums share not only an ...
Products - 8/03

Spotlight - 8/03
Discreet has announced 3ds max 6, the latest upgrade to its flagship 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. With Version 6, the company affirms its commitment to game development and ...
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