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Digital Musings From the Editor:

Davy Jones, the tentacle toting villain from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MANS CHEST, has already been hailed as the next great leap in CG character performance, thanks to ILMs new on-set motion capture system, some terrific facial animation and a fine performance from actor Bill Nighy.

Davy Jones, the tentacle toting villain from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MANS CHEST, has already been hailed as the next great leap in CG character performance, thanks to ILMs new on-set motion capture system, some terrific facial animation and a fine performance from actor Bill Nighy. You can read all about it in our two articles, and view some terrific before and after images, including a rare one with the crew of The Flying Dutchman.

Also, Bryan Hoff reviews HPs xw8400 workstation and has some worthwhile test results for 3D artists to consider. Meanwhile, well be covering Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego, looking for news thats of interest to you.

Bill DesowitzEditor