Wizardry in the Land of Oz
Visual effects artists create a fantastic landscape and two digital actors for Oz the Great and Powerful
Console Wars Redux
2013 is the year when the Big Three face off again, but expect some unexpected competition
Staying on the Grid
Is the new project shield disruptive technology or just a Grid peripheral?
Growing a Giant Fantasy
Artist at Digital Domain and The Moving Picture Company develop new technology and techniques to create the giants and the beanstalk in the film Jack the Giant Slayer.
Digital Specimens
Idaho Virtualization Laboratory uses 3D imaging to put natural history in the hands of the world
Crood Awakening
The latest animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation sends a naïve but energetic family on a survival quest during prehistoric times
Games to Film and Around Again
Animation and the animator in a merging landscape
Adobe After Effects Turns 20
This article contains excerpts from the abridged version of “CoSA Lives” (the afterword of Chris and Trish Meyer’s Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects).

Editor's Note

Going Green
For a while now, visual effects creators have been struggling to stay afloat as facilities have been forced to close their doors. Sadly, Rhythm & Hues had to file for bankruptcy protection just ...


Software and hardware releases.


Maxon's Cinema 4D R14


Products OptiTrack’s Motive. The Foundry’s HieroPlayer. NewTek’s LightWave 11.5. Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 9.1. nPower’s PowerSurfacing. Nvidia’s Quadro K4000, K2000, K2000D, K600.

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Issue Extras: Animation Mentor’s Bobby Beck Discusses the VFX Crisis, Its Effect on Newcomers
Bobby Beck, CEO/co-founder of Animation Mentor and former Pixar animator, shared his view about the current crisis unfolding in the visual effects industry with chief editor Karen Moltenbrey in the ...
Issue Extras: A Unique Style of Gaming
PlayJam’s GameStick puts a revolutionary spin on gaming consoles
Issue Extras: Choose your next-gen game system
Gamers get ready. By the end of the year, expect to see a number of game consoles and devices on the market. Take the survey at the bottom of the CGW home page and let us know which system is at the ...

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No Production Pipe Dream
Simplifying 5K 48 frames per second workflows – in a flash
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