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Volume: 27 Issue: 1 (Jan 2004)

Features

CSI: Dallas
Four decades after the tragedy in Dallas, it's still one of the most enduring questions of our time. Despite the findings of two major governmental investigations, many Americans today still doubt ...
Hat Tricks
Dr. Seuss created storytelling history with his magical little book, The Cat in the Hat, which, famously, uses only 220 words to tell the absurd tale of a mischievous cat that shakes up the house for ...
Million-Dollar Movies
It was a huge year for Andrew Mudge. Twelve months ago, Mudge was one of the hundreds of short filmmakers who pursue their moviemaking passion in relative obscurity. Although his short films have won ...
The Big and the Sméagol
It would belittle Jackson's grand accomplishment to call these sagas "effects films." Yet without visual effects, both practical and digital, we wouldn't have seen, in the first two films, 10,000 Orcs ...
Battle Plan, Part II: Making the Matrix
A range of popular movie franchises has released sequels and prequels during the past few years. Yet none have been as ambitious as The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, which were created in ...

Department

Tools for Tracking
At the time, Brickyard was looking to land a television commercial for Volkswagen that featured one continuous shot in which the camera makes a 360-degree circle around the featured car. The problem ...
That's Edutainment!
If you’ve ever played Math Blaster or any educational game like it, you know that this genre of software leaves much to be desired. Games such as these simply add shoot-’em-up action to simple ...
Products - 1/04 - Part 1

Products - 1/04 - Part 2

User Focus - 1/04
Deus Ex: Invisible War is a 3D role-playing game in which the player adopts the persona of an elite anti-terrorist agent. In addition to real-world environments—Seattle, Cairo, Germany, Antarctica, ...
Avid Media Composer Adrenaline
With Media Composer Adrenaline, Avid, for the first time, exploits today's multi-gigahertz CPUs rather than relying on dedicated hardware cards. At the same time, Avid has dropped prices considerably. ...
DreamScape and AfterBurn
Sitni Sati upgraded DreamScape to Version 2.0 and AfterBurn to 3.0. Available for purchase from Turbo Squid, both new editions are tightly integrated into the Discreet 3ds max core program, working ...
Jen Zen
A professor of art at California State University Long Beach, Grey now creates unusual pieces of art by experimenting with atypical digital tools. A few years ago, she and fellow artist/collaborator ...
Epic Animation

IBM IntelliStation Z Pro
The IBM IntelliStation has become a popular sight in studios around the world. The machine always has been a sturdy and reliable performer. The IntelliStation Z Pro offers a number of new features, ...
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