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Volume: 28 Issue: 3 (March 2005)

Features

Thriving on Chaos
While most big-name computer game franchises are plagued by seemingly interminable gaps between releases, Ubisoft, creator of the hugely popular Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series, has been the only ...
Death Becomes Them
Recently ending its second and possibly final season, Showtime’s original series Dead Like Me livened up cable television with its dark humor and Emmy-nominated visual effects that place a new spin on ...
Game-Day Graphics
For decades, the Super Bowl has crowned world champions and football legends. This year, visual effects studio Digital Dimension kicked off Super Bowl XXXIX with a dazzling 80-second ...
Mech Believe
They don’t follow Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics. They don’t have to. The bots in Fox/Blue Sky Studios’ film Robots live in an alternate world, a ball-and-socket, wheels-and-gears, mech-anical ...

Department

Products - 3/05 - Part 1

The Art of Oddworld
For more than 10 years now, the digital artists at Oddworld Inhabitants have been making far more than game imagery; they have been creating digital fine art that just happens to appear in interactive ...
Modo 102
While Luxology is a new company in the world of 3D software, many principals of the company are seasoned veterans, many of whom created NewTek’s venerable LightWave 3D. The company’s first product, ...
User Focus: Talk with the Animals
On the other side of the fence, digital artists overcame their own obstacles to enable the animals to speak and deliver their lines with feeling. Many of the film’s digital effects, distributed among ...
HP xw9300 Workstation
Hewlett-Packard has been in the workstation market for decades. Its merger with Compaq a few years ago left the company with two lines of professional workstations. Last year, HP combined the lines ...
Graphics Boards
The hottest news from Nvidia surrounds the availability of its Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology, enabling a single computer system to employ two SLI-certified graphics cards, and its nForce ...
HD Format Wars
In any case, more HD content is being produced, edited, and distributed over the air, satellite, and cable. However, HD is not being recorded for mass distribution, nor rented at video stores, nor ...
We Could Be Heroes
Most of us would not be surprised to learn that video games have had a significant impact on a whole generation of young people who grew up playing them, simply because of their enormous popularity. ...
Products - 3/05 - Part 2

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