Volume: 28 Issue: 11 (November 2005)

Features

Take One!
Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya software is a rendering and a programming environment designed to seamlessly integrate with Maya running on a Mac, Windows, or Linux system. Installation on a Windows XP ...
The Sky's the Limit
Over a span of 77 years, Walt Disney Studios pioneered and perfected the relatively young art form of hand-drawn animation. From squash and stretch and overlapping and secondary action, to slow in and ...
The Game's Afoot
The question is, What if board games were real? Author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg has turned that flight of fancy into two children’s storybooks, and the storybooks have become films that rely ...
Out of Character
Whoever said you can’t mix business and pleasure never met the guys from Rooster Teeth Productions: They produce Webisodes, or Web-based episodic shows, using content from their favorite computer ...

Department

Product Spotlight - 11/05
FilmLight has upgraded its Baselight color-grading system with new creative tools, support for the Baselight Blackboard controller, and a four- or eight-cluster architecture built on the new AMD ...
Laurence Gartel: A Digital Art Innovator
Laurence Gartel, whose home base is in Boca Raton, Florida, is regarded as the father of the digital art movement. For the past 30 years, his works have been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in ...
Products - 11/05

Recurring Nightmare
As Hollywood continues to embrace the computer game industry, film artists are looking at new ways to express their creative genius with interactive technology. In 1993, legendary filmmaker Tim Burton ...
Timing is Everything
As the excitement perpetuated across the ether, my plane was landing in, of all places, Toronto, where I was preparing to meet with Alias for what I believed to be a late-afternoon get-together. ...
Maya 7
Maya has certainly become the de facto standard in visual effects, and at animation studios throughout the world. The software has many advanced features and is always at the forefront of new ...
User Focus: Graphics on the Green
The show’s introduction featured an array of complex 3D and 2D animation, motion-graphic design, digital compositing, and editing, and includes a sequence in which viewers feel like they are being ...
HDV Everywhere
HDV is not a new tape size or camera design. It is a recording format that can accommodate many different types of high-definition image acquisition. The excitement surrounding HDV comes initially ...
RenderMan for Maya
Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya software is a rendering and a programming environment designed to seamlessly integrate with Maya running on a Mac, Windows, or Linux system. Installation on a Windows XP ...
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