Ellen Wolff discovers how Tippett refines its Furrocious tool and throws in a few other advancements for Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Sony Pictures Imageworks tackles Eagle Eye with the aid of a new in-house renderer called Arnold, and Thomas J. McLean finds out how it helped with attaining a real-world look.
Marking Maya's 10th anniversary with the release of Maya 2009, Ellen Wolff chats with Autodesk's Kevin Tureski about the key highlights of the ubiquitous 3D animation software.
Andrew Farago reviews four short films: A-Z by Sally Arthur, The Gloaming by Andy Huang, KJFG No. 5 by Alexei Alexeev and Skhizein by Jérémy Clapin.
At the 19th edition of the premier event for European animation, new media -- and, once again, France -- lead the way.
Tara Bennett talks to showrunner and exec producer Gary Scott Thompson and Stargate Digital's Sam Nicholson about updating the much-loved franchise for a tech-savvy audience.
Tara Bennett talks to Heroes vfx producer Mark Spatny about the explosion of awesome work in the series' new season.
This month anime reviewer James Brusuelas checks out Death Note Vol. 6, InuYasha Fifth Season, Dead Space Downfall and Bleach Uncut Season 2.
Bill Desowitz experiences NVISION 08: the inaugural visual computing conference in San Jose sponsored by NVIDIA.
Andrew Farago reviews five short films: The Breakout by Arnaud Demuynck, John and Karen by Matthew Walker, The White Wolf by Pierre-Luc Granjon, The Bridge by Vincent Bierrewaerts and A Mouse's Tale by Benjamin Renner.
In this month's column, Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla visits the world of digital downloads with 1942: Joint Strike, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 and Rocketmen: Axis of Evil.
Andrew Farago reviews five short films: Chainsaw by Dennis Tupicoff, Hot Dog by Bill Plympton, Mammon by Robin Fuller, Styri (Four) by Ivana Sebestová and Vaterschaftstest (Paternity Test) by Katherine Landgrebe.
This month James Brusuelas reviews Death Note Vol. 5, Hell Girl Vol. 1, Mushi-Shi Vol. 1, and Naruto Uncut Box Set, Vol. 8.
In this month's column, Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla checks out Metal Gear Solid 4, Mario Kart Wii, Ninja Gaiden II, Lost Planet: Colonies Edition and Okami.
Eric Post takes us on a ride through some of the summer tools that are setting new standards for vfx excellence.
Andrew Farago reviews five short films: Berni's Doll by Yann J, Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor by Koji Yamamura, Ron the Zookeeper by Darcy Prendergast, Sebastian's Voodoo by Joaquin Baldwin and Presto by Doug Sweetland.
The former work-for-hire power transitions into a source of proprietary animation for the global market.
Ryan Lesser tests the new 3ds Max 2009 and is pleasantly surprised at how useful the new tools are, even for a humble game developer.
Karen Raugust reports on how the famed AI-based 3D animation system is being adopted by key VFX/animation schools.
Alain Bielik visits The Ruins with Rising Sun Pictures, which devised a new system for animating the nasty, man-eating vines.