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Justice is Served! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Creates ‘Electrifying’ VFX for ‘Black Adam’

Visual effects supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidis discusses the studio’s work helping create incredible lightning effects for Dwayne Johnson’s titular Teth-Adam character, along with other powers, such as the zip effect, and an ‘electrocuted baddie,’ in the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure.

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Wētā Forever: The Esteemed VFX Studio Dives Deep on ‘Black Panther 2’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and VFX Supervisor Chris White talk about water, swimming, beards, and bubbles – all part of their work on Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ now in theaters.

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The Fiery Magic of Wētā FX Helps ‘Black Adam’ Keep It Real

In an extensive Q&A, VFX Supervisor Sheldon Stopsack talks about the studio’s multifaceted contributions to the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson in the titular role, now screening in theaters and available on Blu-ray + DVD.

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Epic Games Releases MetaHuman Update

New features and enhancements make it easier for users to share, collaborate and refine assets while facilitating DNA Calibration and integration into proprietary pipelines.

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Wētā FX Works Their Smashingly Good Magic on ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and Senior VFX Supervisor Guy Williams talk about their gargantuan contributions to Marvel Studios’ 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,' streaming exclusively on Disney+.

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Image Engine Shares ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Leading visual effects studio's veteran ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ VFX team delivers 364 shots across the Disney+ Original ‘Star Wars’ series, ranging from the creation of full CG builds for ship landing shots to an epic Kenobi lightsaber battle against the Empire.

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Rising Sun Pictures Delivers the Gods on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

The studio produced over 300 VFX for Taika Waititi and Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action-adventure, including the film’s impressive opening and closing sequences.

The DCEU Comes Alive VFXWorld

Shiny Helmets and Quantum Closets: Wētā FX Delivers for ‘Peacemaker’

In Part 2 of our interview with the Guy Williams and Mark Gee, the visual effects supervisors talk about their equally impressive non-avian creations for the critically acclaimed DCEU spinoff series now streaming on HBO Max.

Such A Bzzzzy VFX Team! VFXWorld

What’s the Buzz on Framestore’s Photorealistic VFX in ‘Man Vs Bee’?

Well, the studio created 600 shots for Netflix’s Rowan Atkinson slapstick comedy -- 202 of which featured the series’ plucky and relentless bumblebee co-star.

Where Can I Get My Own Eagly? VFXWorld

A Raptor for All Seasons: The Creation of ‘Peacemaker’s Eagly

Wētā FX’s Guy Williams and Mark Gee talk about bringing the scene-stealing avian sidekick to life for James Gunn's celebrated DCEU spinoff series, now streaming on HBO Max.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Unreal Engine Mesh to MetaHuman Plugin Now Available

New features for the cloud-based MetaHuman Creator let users create photorealistic digital humans, complete with hair and clothing, in minutes; plugin features support new character rigging, animation, and physics features in UE5.

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MPC Marks ‘Ghostbusters Day’ With Dr. Spengler VFX Breakdown

Tasked with recreating the late Harold Ramis in ‘Ghost Busters: Afterlife,’ the VFX studio referenced earlier movies, concept art, and libraries of skin maps and photos, to deliver a digital character that was satisfying to both audiences and the actor’s family.

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Autodesk Invests in RADiCAL AI-Powered 3D Motion Capture Developer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9:33am

Cloud-based technology automates 3D character and avatar animation by combining deep learning, human biomechanics, and CG to estimate, track, and reproduce skeletal joint rotations from a single video feed.

The Web Slinger Returns! VFXWorld

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Creating Blockbuster Visuals for a Blockbuster Movie

Sony Pictures Imageworks’ VFX Supervisor Chris Waegner and Animation Director Richard Smith talk about the challenges of working with three Spider-Men, updating a clutch of long-time villains, and ensuring realism in the midst of an action-filled fantasy.

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Digital Domain Helps ‘Bridge’ the Multiverse in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

VFX supervisor Scott Edelstein, nominated for an Oscar alongside Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, and Daniel Sudick, led his team in delivering more than 520 shots and 600 unique assets, including recreating 2.5 square miles of New York City for the dramatic Doc Ock – Spidey bridge fight, in Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

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AFX Creative Channels ‘Austin Powers’ for GM’s ‘EVil is Back for Good’ Campaign

Creative studio teams up with McCann Detroit to produce a comedic, VFX-driven narrative featuring the return of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil; created for the car maker’s Super Bowl LVI campaign, the spot paid homage to the iconic 1990’s spymaster spoof while dealing with topical issues of climate and reduced emissions.

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DNEG Helps Visualize the 'Real World' of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

Leading VFX and animation studio delivers more than 700 visual effects shots, filled with CG environments and digital characters including sentinels and harvesters, the Cybebe, Kuhjaku, Lumin8, and Mnemosyne ship, in Lana Wachowski’s fourth ‘The Matrix’ franchise installment.

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Framestore Untangles a Creative Web on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ VFX

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 12:06pm

With a team led by visual effects supervisor Adrien Saint Girons, the studio delivers just under 250 shots, featuring the Spell Gone Wrong and Doctor Strange/Spider-Man chase sequences, on Marvel’s hit superhero action-adventure film, just nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar.

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Framestore Has a Blast with ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ VFX

Studio delivers 443 shots, including 3rd act mayhem involving a high-octane motorcycle chase, an explosive helicopter encounter, and human torpedoes dropping from San Francisco high-rises, in the highly anticipated fourth ‘The Matrix’ franchise installment.

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Watch Video of How ILM Brought Alligator Loki and Alioth to Life

In this VFX breakdown reel, see how the horned gator was created, including skin textures and a medley of facial expressions that made the reptilian star a series favorite.

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Folks VFX Helps 'Empower' Young DC Heroes in ‘Titans’ Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:53pm

Studio creates new and even more amazing superhero powers, as well as a photoreal green tiger and CG environments like the Amazons' island of Themyscira, for the HBO Max series, recently renewed for Season 4.

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MPC Film Creates S’More Great VFX for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:40pm

Leading visual effects studio designs new ghosts, brings Harold Ramis back as Dr. Egon Spengler, and animates a horde of mini Stay-Puft marshmallows wreaking havoc on a Walmart, in Jason Reitman and Sony’s long awaited ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel.

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ILM is Up to its Void in Alligators with ‘Loki’ VFX

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:35am

The visual effects giant delivered 500 shots on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure, creating the pyroclastic-like trans-temporal monster, Alioth, along with Alligator Loki and the cloudy, ambiguous world where everything pruned by the TVA is deposited.

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