Volume 36 Issue 5: (July/August 2013)

Pacific Rim, Monsters U ( 1, 2), Tomb Raider, Man of Steel ( 1, 2), World War Z, Turbo ( 1, 2)
Web Extras:
Q&A with Mk Haley, SIGGRAPH chair
It’s All About the Cloud
Graphic Cards Grow Up
Review: Caustic Series 2 RTUs


Back to School
Pixar Animation Studios’ team of artists places hundreds of complex CG characters on campus for the prequel Monsters University.
Lara's New Look
Artists give the iconic game character Lara Croft an extensive makeover for her latest appearance.
Go Large
Industrial Light & Magic artists use CG tools to create battleship-sized creatures for Guillermo del Toro’s film Pacific Rim
Sun Screen
Summer theater heats up with compelling VFX and CGI
A Snail's Race
CG animators at DreamWorks put a speedy snail on the track at the Indy 500.
Smooth Moves
Scientists in Pixar’s New Looks Project work out a long-standing CG problem
Zombie Tsunami
Artists at Cinesite and MPC animate CG zombies for World War Z
Seeing Things that You Cannot See
CT scanning tests give engineers and scientists a valuable look inside rocks.
Bigger Better
“The more you can see, the more you can do” – Jon Peddie, 1989

Editor's Note

SIGGRAPH 2013: 40 Years in the Making
Mk Haley, chair of SIGGRAPH 2013, offers her insight on the show.


2013 Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH is known for many things, and its Computer Animation Festival is among them.


Back Products
Recent hardware and software releases.


e-on Vue xStream
Vue 11.5 xStream $1,495E-on Software www.e-onsoftware.com
Caustic Visualizer for Maya
At face value, what the Caustic Visualizer plug-in offers an artist is simple: realtime photorealistic raytracing.
Nvidia K5000
Nvidia’s Quadro line of professional graphics cards have been the standard for professional graphics for many years.
Graphic Cards Grow Up
Will a Caustic card speed up V-Ray (Chaos Group) renderings and make Adobe Photoshop filters calculate faster? Is this a GPU-accelerated raytracer? How is this different from an Nvidia card? To ...


Products: The History of Visual Magic in Computers • Next Limit’s RealFlow • The Creative-Cartel’s Joust • News: Graphics chip Q1 market results
CG Market to Exceed $100 Billion in 2014

Adobe’s Vision: In the Cloud

GreenButton Pushes Cloud Solutions Forward

Web Exclusive

Monsters University Gallery

It’s All About the Cloud
Adobe makes the Creative Suite products a subscription service.

View Point

'In-hancing' Grimm

E-Newsletter Signup
Keep up with the latest CG industry news by subscribing to the CGW newsletter, produced bimonthly with special editions throughout the year. Join Our E-mail List Now!
Most Read