Volume: 28 Issue: 9 (September 2005)

Features

A Wing and a Prayer
Valiant is a story about a small but determined bunch with big dreams and a desire to prove themselves, and how, by using their willpower, courage, and “birdbrains,” they were able to beat the odds ...
High-Flying FX
The underlying question this summer’s cinematic action-adventure love story poses is a big one: In the future, if unmanned airplanes fire the missiles, will we go to war more easily? As Stealth ...

Department

Product Spotlight - 9/05
Advanced rigging tools, motion mixing, and motion retargeting for nonlinear animation add to the Character Development tool set within 3ds Max. At the same time, its Modeling and Texturing area gains ...
Ryan Church
When digital artist Ryan Church was a child, he liked dinosaurs and airplanes. So when his father, an industrial designer, taught him to draw "properly" at the age of 5 or so, he would make his own ...
Learning from George
he highly anticipated keynote Q&A session with George Lucas drew a standing room-only crowd, as literally thousands of SIGGRAPH storm troopers filled the hall to capacity for an all-too-brief ...
Adobe Creative Suite 2
Adobe’s Creative Suite 2 is a collection of applications geared toward creative professionals, such as those involved in creating images for graphic design, digital imaging, print publishing, and ...
Go with the Flow
Establishing an HD work flow can be as straightforward as hooking a FireWire cable to your camcorder and capturing your source material to a workstation, thanks in part to the flexibility of the ...
New Products - 9/05

Macromedia Studio 8
Macromedia Studio 8 ships with Flash 8 (for interactive Web applications and animation), Dreamweaver 8 (HTML Web development), Fireworks 8 (Web-focused image editing), Contribute 3 (Web content ...

Special Section

Shared File Systems for Digital Postproduction
As the world evolves into an infinitely digital universe, film studios are breaking free of traditional processes and embracing digital intermediates (DIs) to increase efficiency and reduce costs. DIs ...
Storage Propels the Creative Process
For many digital entertainment studios, storage-centric IT networks are the invisible backbone of the creative pipeline. A vital work flow component that can help or hinder the efforts of artists and ...
Storage Requirements for Digital Content
Driven by the demand for image quality in theaters and homes, feature-film resolutions are on an upward trend. In the high-end feature-film market, 2 k resolution is common, and 4 k resolution is ...
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