Ellen Wolff recently spoke with Sony Imageworks president Tim Sarnoff about his three-pronged approach to 3D: photoreal vfx, CG animation and the new performance capture hybrid introduced in POLAR EXPRESS, ImageMotion. The unifying 3D thread at Sony that binds all three businesses together, according to Sarnoff, is character animation. And the secret of Sonys success? The fact that all three businesses work together in a flexible balance?
Meanwhile, the vfx business is on the upswing in France right now. So later in the week, Alain Bielik provides an insightful overview of whats going on at Mac Guff Ligne, Sparx and Buf.