Check it out!; Kite and Lightening’s Cory Strassburger produces high-quality seven-minute CG short, ‘The Child Strikes Back,’ using an iPhone, free Unreal Engine, and off-the-shelf tools and assets.
Category: Visual Effects
Jasmin Hasel promoted to executive producer, Europe, and Lauren McCallum appointed head of production, Europe; key appointments will focus on company’s growth in the European market and management of decentralized production pipeline.
Constantin Film apologizes for overt racist dialogue in new action-adventure which alienated the entire Chinese audience and is getting review-bombed to hell.
Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy reveals plans for 10 ‘Star Wars’ and 10 Marvel series to stream on Disney+ in the next few years, along with other enticing programming tidbits.
Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, the Vancouver studio designs and produces three digital monsters, known as Toadies, bringing frighteningly-good fun to Netflix’s new film, based on the Joe Ballarini’s book series.
VFX powerhouse has worked closely with Epic to fine-tune Unreal Engine’s strand-based Hair and Fur system; downloadable scene gives users a firsthand look at the production tool in action.
The online event celebrates industry’s innovators, artists and professionals; Ray Scalice, Ken Ralston, Irwin Allen, and Mary Blair among the Founders Award, Lifetime Members, Honorary Members, VES Fellows, and Hall of Fame honorees.
The highly anticipated ‘Justice League’ re-cut may be marred by an alternate Knightmare scenario in which Mera wields the trident.
Leading tech company’s findings, gathered from nearly 700 IT professionals, focus on lessons learned by organizations forced to face a ‘new normal’ amid the global pandemic.
Digital Domain added decades to the soccer star’s face without producing any geometry using their non-invasive face-swapping technology, Charlatan.
Fans of the jedi’s character in ‘The Clone Wars’ animated series are puzzled at her shortened head-tails in the live-action series, but the change is for good reason.
Update to Bifrost visual programming environment brings richer, procedural workflows to more areas of the pipeline and provides artists with powerful new scattering and instancing capabilities, along with volumetrics and FX tools.
Warwick Davis to reprise his role as Willow Ufgood, along with three new female leads, as Lucasfilm will continue, not reboot, the story from Ron Howard’s 1988 dark fantasy.
VFX team provided creatures, CG crowds, FX simulations, environment extensions, and seamless digital shot stitching for the miniseries; 100 artists delivered shots while working and collaborating from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Key additions come as the studio expands original content and strategic offerings; hires add depth to new and innovative work, better merging the creative with technology.
Original creators Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are set to remake their cult classic film ‘Toxic Avenger,’ an exploration of ‘environmental themes’ mixed with the vibes of ‘Deadpool.’
Virtual event will provide a platform for the global FMX community to reflect collectively on the disruption and reinvention of the industry.
This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.
While the hits keep coming for Johnny Depp in his continuing estrangement battles against his ex-wife, this time she’s coming for his most iconic role.
The ‘Thrones’ Twitter account reveals 2021 commencement for ‘House of the Dragon’ alongside some fiery images of the upcoming series’ eponymous dragons.
Conference spotlights major breakthroughs, current trends, and innovative CG projects in computer graphics, animation, visual effects and other interactive mediums; sessions begin December 4.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group announces new hybrid distribution model for next year’s feature film slate in a nod to the realities and impact on theatrical releases of the ongoing global pandemic.
New release speeds modeling efficiency for artists, introduces viewport improvements, new remeshing algorithms, enhanced materials and shaders, and Arnold Renderer 6.1 for faster GPU rendering.