Volume 40 Issue 4: (Jul/Aug 2017)

  • 1-Jul-2017
    Volume 40 Issue 4: (Jul/Aug 2017)
    In this issue:

    Valerian's Pearls
    Special on education
    Summer VFX films
    Real-time technology
    Fast-paced CGI

Cover Story

  • By the Thousands
    By the Thousands

    Weta Digital, ILM, and Rodeo FX create digital environments and CG creatures for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    July 1, 2017


  • Action, Lights
    Action, Lights

    Lighting and visual effects artists worked with Pixar’s RenderMan RIS to create compelling scenes in Disney.Pixar’s Cars 3

    July 1, 2017

  • Alternate States
    Alternate States

    The present reality of AR, VR, MR

    July 1, 2017

  • CAD in the Cloud
    CAD in the Cloud

    How close is this to becoming a reality?

    July 1, 2017

  • Evolutionary Steps
    Evolutionary Steps

    Weta Digital ups the VFX ante in War for the Planet of the Apes

    July 1, 2017

  • Robot Wars
    Robot Wars

    The battle of the bots continues in Transformers: The Last Knight

    July 1, 2017

  • Role of a Lifetime
    Role of a Lifetime

    A young Spider-Man evolves into a webmaster in Spider-Man: Homecoming

    July 1, 2017

  • Space Explorers
    Space Explorers

    People are as intrigued as ever with space exploration. Still, it is complicated, expensive, and dangerous business. Here, we highlight two very different uses of CGI and virtual reality/mixed reality ...

    July 1, 2017

  • Space Game
    Space Game

    A VR game developer creates a narrative-based astronaut training experience for play and work

    July 1, 2017

  • Space Training
    Space Training

    NASA is using game-engine tech to help explore space

    July 1, 2017

  • State of the Industry
    State of the Industry

    The CG market expects to climb to $147B by 2020 but there's slow growth ahead

    July 1, 2017

  • Successful Sequels
    Successful Sequels

    There's something to be said for movie sequels, where audiences have a familiarity with the characters and backstories.

    July 1, 2017

  • Unwrapping the Mummy
    Unwrapping the Mummy

    VFX studios help breathe life into the undead

    July 1, 2017

Editor's Note

  • SIGGRAPH 2017: Get Ready
    SIGGRAPH 2017: Get Ready

    SIGGRAPH is always a time to explore and learn. This year's conference chair, Jerome Solomon, discusses what is new and why the show is relevant to our industry.

    July 1, 2017