About the author

Barbara Robertson

Contributing Editor

Barbara has been writing about computer graphics, computer animation, and visual effects for more than 15 years. She has moderated panels on visual effects and animation for Imagina, SIGGRAPH and others, and has served on the jury for Prix Ars Electronic and other competitions. A former senior editor at Computer Graphics World, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award and the Society of Technical Communications’ Award of Excellence in international competition.

Author Articles

  • Pushing The Bounds
    Pushing The Bounds

    G-Force, Walt Disney Picture’s live-action summer kid flick, packs talking animals, superheroes, robots, and spies into a rollicking action-comedy in which every one of the 1861 shots is a visual effe ...

    August 27, 2009

  • Weighty Matters
    Weighty Matters

    Director Michael bay's sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, stars nearly  60 CG robots thanks to ILM, which built two thirds of the mechanical beast, and Digital Domain, which built the r ...

    August 21, 2009

  • Stretching into a New World
    Stretching into a New World

    Blue Sky Studios re-creates its popular multi-species ice Age Family for the third time. With the help of flexible rigging and new effects tools.

    August 21, 2009

  • The Shape of Animation
    The Shape of Animation

    Pixar Animation Studios once again redefines CG animated features with its 10th film, Disney/Pixar's Up.

    July 1, 2009

  • Living Art
    Living Art

    Rhythm & Hues and CafeFX help make possible a rolicking romp with art and artifacts for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    July 1, 2009

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