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

  • Stereo Twice Over
    Stereo Twice Over

    Buzz, Woody, and the gang come to life as never before, as Disney/Pixar remakes two of Pixar’s classic films—Toy Story and Toy Story 2—in stereoscopic 3D

    October 8, 2009

  • Beauty Supply
    Beauty Supply

    Some of the characters in the feature Surrogates project beauty that is only skin deep, thanks to intriguing CG makeovers. The movie also sports other types of visual effects, including a robot factor ...

    October 8, 2009

  • Alien Achievement
    Alien Achievement

    CG aliens play a major role in the live-action District 9. Visual effects     house Image Engine created the alien cast, while The Embassy crafted     a mechanical exo-su ...

    September 25, 2009

  • Food for Laughs
    Food for Laughs

    In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a mad scientist turns water into food, but at Sony Pictures Imageworks, it was the 3D artists who were responsible for the transformation—and everything else—in t ...

    September 25, 2009

  • Trickery and Tweaks
    Trickery and Tweaks

    It’s a dangerous world now for magicians and Muggles, as readers of JK Rowling’s enormously popular Harry Potter series of books know, and as movie audiences will discover.

    August 27, 2009

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