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

  • Navigating Polynesia
    Navigating Polynesia

    Disney Animation sets sail on a new adventure with a new type of Disney princess in Moana, as she sets out on a heroic journey with the demigod Maui to save her village. Both characters have long, cur ...

    November 1, 2016

  • Making Happy Happen
    Making Happy Happen

    The DreamWorks Animation crew fills Trolls, a colorful CG musical comedy, with good luck, charm, and optimism – and of course, trolls.

    September 1, 2016

  • Hidden Truths
    Hidden Truths

    Artists at Weta Digital create a gigantic, believable furry green character for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.

    September 1, 2016

  • Crafty Effects
    Crafty Effects

    ILM develops new tools and techniques to create Orcs, such as Orgrim Doomhammer, shown here, in starring roles for Warcraft.

    July 1, 2016

  • A Tall Order
    A Tall Order

    A team at Weta Digital creates 10 CG giants with a wide range of emotions for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG.

    July 1, 2016

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