Volume: 27 Issue: 11 (November 2004)

Features

Freeze Frame
Picture this: In a television commercial for Hewlett-Packard's digital photography line, actors seemingly re-arrange segments of the live action by reaching out and adding or removing a "picture" from ...
Small Surprises
"El Desvan," "Rock the World," and "Annie & Boo" are all computer-animated shorts from different parts of the world. And in some ways, these short CG films couldn't be more different. "El Desvan," ...
Interactive Comics
Perhaps the most popular style used for comic book-inspired games is 2D cel-shaded rendering, which itself has been a growing graphic trend in gaming, with such popular titles as The Legend of Zelda: ...
Pride of Prime Time
The consensus among TV executives is that the sitcom has reached a critical turning point, pushed to the brink by the surging popularity of reality TV and crime dramas, and the end of such stalwarts ...
Hero Animation
This month, Disney/Pixar releases The Incredibles, the sixth animated feature film from the now famously dueling duo that has been rolling out box-office blockbusters since Toy Story, the first-ever ...

Department

Products - 11/04 - Part 1

Products - 11/04 - Part 2

Hardware-Enhanced Editing
Of course, there's more to the story in today's evolving editing world. As real as the "software-only" trend is, there's also no shortage of news coming from hardware companies. After all, for about ...
HP Compaq nw8000
For a long time, having a powerful graphics workstation and a portable workstation were two mutually exclusive goals. Workstations tend to be big, bulky, and power hungry, whereas laptops are ...
SpaceBall 5000
I'll admit that I am seldom cognizant of my mouse, or the extent to which I implement it in my daily work flow—that is, until I feel the all-too-common discomfort associated with its use. The same is ...
Elemental Art, Part 2
Born in the Ruthless Days (Creature in Repose) This image, by Wen Bo Cao of China, uses a stylized realistic approach to creating the tiger and its environment, both of which were created mainly in ...
Workstation Watch
Last month, Computer Graphics World presented the latest installment of its Webcast Technology Series on Next-Generation Workstations. Our expert panel featured Alex Herrera and Jon Peddie of Jon ...
Compositing Software
Eyeon Software has unveiled Fusion 5, the latest version and tenth major incarnation of its desktop compositing software. Fusion's core architecture has been updated with a full 3D environment, OpenGL ...
Market Outlook and Industry News
Despite the chaos, at the beginning of this year, some 20 percent of US visual effects and dynamic media studios were working with HD, with a greater number of independent filmmakers, post houses, and ...
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