Current Issue

  • 1-Jun-2016
    Volume 39 Issue 3: (May/Jun 2016)
    In This Issue:

    Seeing Red: The Colorful Characters Of The Angry Birds Movie
    'Finding' New CG Techniques
    Supersized VFX
    Drones On Set

Cover Story

  • Birds of Paradise
    Birds of Paradise

    CG artists and animators at Image-works transform Rovio’s simplistic Angry Birds into a full-length animated film featuring Red, Bomb, Matilda, Chuck, and many other bird-like characters, along with a ...

    June 21, 2016


  • A Fish Tale
    A Fish Tale

    Disney•Pixar was no fish out of water when creating Finding Dory, the sequel to its 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Using updated technology, the crew created new settings and new acquaintances for the fish.

    June 21, 2016

  • Battle Lines
    Battle Lines

    Fight scenes can be difficult, but when superheroes with superpowers are battling one another, the VFX can become complex, as the visual effects teams on Captain America: Civil War discovered recently ...

    June 21, 2016

  • Special Report: Drones Part 2
    Special Report: Drones Part 2

    This second part of a continuing series looks at the use of this advancing technology for aerial photography across various forms of entertainment.

    June 21, 2016

Editor's Note

  • The Summer of 2016: Making Animated Memories
    The Summer of 2016: Making Animated Memories

    The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions “summer blockbuster” is a big visual effects film. But, let’s not forget about the many CG animated features that are poised to make this summe ...

    June 21, 2016


  • Spotlight

    The Foundry’s Nuke 10 • AMD’s FirePro W9100 32GB • Autodesk’s new software versions • HP’s Z1 G3 Workstation • Dell’s VR-ready solutions • Unity’s toolsets • Lenovo’s ThinkStation P910 and P710

    June 21, 2016


  • Products

    Recent software announcements

    June 21, 2016