Volume: 32 Issue: 12 (Dec. 2009)

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CG In Another World
Weta Digital helps James Cameron achieve his long-awaited vision, Avatar, pushing digital filmmaking into new worlds.
Here Comes Oscar
The Oscars are just around the corner. Find out which movies—visual effects films, animated films, and stereo 3D features­—are generating buzz around the industry.
Could werewolves become the new “IT” creatures? For New Moon, Tippett created realistic shape-shifting CG wolves that steal the scene.
Creating A Dynasty
Studios from around the globe contribute CG effects to the Chinese epic Red Cliff.
Open for Business
The Khronos organization rolls out a new OpenGL release. Find out what this means for the industry.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note
Will 2009 be considered a vintage year for CG and visual effects? Possibly, considering the quality of work in films that are getting Oscar buzz. Even though the industry struggled against the ...


Back Products
Recent software and hardware releases.


Products Autodesk’s Lustre. Vicon’s Bonita. AMD’s Eyefinity, ATI Radeon HD 5800 cards. News Graphics add-in board market rebounds.

View Point

Making big strides in small CG fluid flow.
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