Volume 36 Issue 2: (Jan/Feb 2013)

▪ A special visit to Middle-earth
▪ The Hobbit's unique CG characters
▪ Digital reality expands its universe
▪ An animated feature, South African style
▪ The Academy's Sci-Tech winners


Of Gollum and Wargs and Goblins, Oh My!
Artist at Weta digital create hundreds of CG characters and creatures to populate Middle-earth for director Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.'
Shaping Middle-earth
Teams of artists at Weta Digital re-create Director Peter Jackson’s vision of Tolkien’s Middle-earth for the first film in a new trilogy.

Editor's Note

Personal Printing
Once the domain of industrial designers at large shops, 3D printing is now making its mark in the mainstream market, thanks to the introduction of smaller, less expensive machines that use a wide ...


Consolidation in the Digital-Reality Industry
3D Systems acquires Geomagic and looks at expanding its reach.
Winging It
A South African studio ventures into feature-fi lm animation, bringing a taste of home to the big screen
Academy Names Nine 2013 Sci-Tech Winners


Recent hardware and software releases.


Products The Foundry’s Nuke 7.0. Vicon’s Blade 2. HP’s Performance Advisor, ZR2330w Performance Display. Autodesk’s Smoke 2013. Eyeon’s Generation AM. News GPU market holding steady overall. Animation ...
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