Rick DeMott reviews the second version of the previsualization software FrameForge 3D, and reports that Innoventive Software is giving users what they want.
In the latest excerpt from Learning Maya 7 | Foundation, Marc-AndrGuindon and Cathy McGinnis finish mapping the orb.
Philippe Moins turns the pages on Astix film production history to offer perspective for the latest animated feature, Astix et les Vikings, moving across European theaters.
Bill Desowitz surveys some of the highlights of NAB2006 and isnt keeping what happened in Vegas a secret.
Christopher Harz attends the biggest and baddest GDC ever and tells us what he found with contributions from Dominic Cianciolo.
Raquel Benitez Rojas attended the 10-year anniversary of Cartoons on the Bay 2006 to witness an important showcase of the best television animation has to offer.
In this months Mind Your Business, Mark Simon tackles the ins and outs of a freelancers dreaded necessity invoicing.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Dragon by Troy Morgan, The Love Train by Eva Bennett, A Plan by Tom Schroeder, Stasis by Jason Hite and Vaudeville by Chansoo Kim. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Janet Hetherington looks at how advancements in technology are providing new ways for architects to design, plan and build the places where we live, work and play. Includes a QuickTime clip!
Tara DiLullo talks with Tippett Studios Tom Schelesny about the transformation vfx that transpire in Disneys The Shaggy Dog.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Clara by Van Sowerwine, Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot by David Chai, Book of Visions by Annie Poon, The Boy with No Name by Adam Smith and The Flooded Playground by Lisa Crafts. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Chris Robinson digs up It Pains Me to Say This by George Griffin for close inspection in this months Animators Unearthed.
Mary Ann Skweres shoveled her way through the snow and crowds of Sundance to discover the spotlight on animation.
VFXWorld presents the first excerpt from Learning Maya 7 | Foundation from Alias|Learning Tool. This excerpt begins a close-up look at how to animate a polygonal orb.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films One Man Band by Andrew Jimenez and Mark Andrews, Badgered by Sharon Colman, Imago by Cedric Babouche, The Dentist by Signe Baumane and The Wraith of Cobble Hill by Adam Parrish King.Includes QuickTime movie clips!
In the first edition of the new monthly column, The Animated Scene, Joseph Gilland talks about balancing the eclectic mix of personalities on an animated project to create a successful team.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Amfraid by Anne Sophie Bertrand, Thibault Debeurme, Sophie Van De Velde and Pascal Verkindt, City Paradise by Gale Denis, The Fan and the Flower by Bill Plympton, Hadacol Christmas by Brent Green and The Sandbox (Sunaba) by Kory Juul. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Barbara Robertson flies to Genzano, Italy, for the I Castelli Animati festival and says bravo to what she found there.
Upon the sad news of Wendy Jackson Halls passing, Animation World Network collected the thoughts of the community in tribute to her career in animation.
Peter Plantec explores recent advances in facial animation and crowd simulation software to see how different forms of virtual acting are converging in vfx-driven works.
Greg Singer sat down with Drew Carey in October of last year to discuss his experience of creating Drew Careys Green Screen Show.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Workin Progress by Gabriel Garcia, Benjamin Fligans, Geordie Vandendaele and Benjamin Flinois, The Mantis Parable by Josh Staub, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Michael Sporn, Juan el Tintero (John the Inkerman) by Edwing Solzano and Ichthys by Marek Skrobecki. Includes QuickTime movie clips!