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Digital Musings From the Editor:

Hot on the heels of THE INCREDIBLES comes THE POLAR EXPRESS in theaters today in both conventional and incredibly immersive IMAX 3D. Talk about polar opposites in human CGI. Yet after all the preliminary debate about POLAR EXPRESS so-called creep factor, now we can finally judge the total experience. The hard part is defining what it is. Is it animation? Or is it a new hybrid?

Even senior visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen doesnt know. But you can read all about his fascinating experiences on VFXWORLD, including handling the groundbreaking performance capture devised by Sony Imageworks and Vicon called ImageMotion.

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Bill Desowitz, former editor of VFXWorld, is currently the Crafts Editor of IndieWire.