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Creating 'John Carter' for Disney, took a galactic effort from a cluster of the best VFX studios.

CG Society has a production focus on the making of John Carter. Excerpt: Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, who most recently directed the animated feature Wall-E, for which he won an Oscar, helmed the film, his first live-action movie, borrowing Pix…

roger.tv creates clever stop-mo hasbro id for the hub

The Hub asked Roger to create a clever and playful stop-motion ID to promote the newly launched network owned by Hasbro. The objective was to come up with a story that showcased the creative imagination of a child. Roger landed on the idea…

The Witcher 2

CG Society has a production focus on work by Platige Image on The Witcher 2's cinematics. Platige Image is known throughout the production community for developing the most astonishing short films, music clips, TVCs and cinematics. There w…

Cosmocyte CG medical animation makes the complex understandable.

CG Society has an article about the medical animation produced by Cosmocyte using Cinema4D. Excerpt: Maryland-based Cosmocyte has been creating stunningly vivid and accurate medical and scientific animations and illustrations since 2005. U…

Interview: Avatar mocap producer James Knight

CG Channel has an interesting interview with Avatar's motion capture producer James Knight. He talks about the motion capture pipeline used, their virtual camera, and also about the problems they encountered. On Avatar, the motion capture …

Digital storytelling: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

fxguide has an article with Blur studio about their creation of the main titles and with Method Studios and Digital Domain about their composites for director David Fincher's latest film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". “From a story per…

Interview: Alexandre Pechev, CEO of IKinema, talks about its free animation tool – WebAnimate

3D World has an interview with the CEO of iKinema about the concept behind the online browser-based motion retargeting and customising platform. "3D World: How does WebAnimate differ to other software like MotionBuilder? And are features f…

映像ファイルをPlayStation Vita向けに変換

12月17日に発売されたばかりのPlayStation Vita。torneで録画した番組を見れるのですが、それ以外にも自分でエンコードしたような映像もちゃんと再生できます。ただすべての映像がそのまま見られるわけではなく、ちょっとした設定やらコツやらが必要らしく、…

Art of Destruction (or Art of Blowing Crap Up)

fxguide has an interesting article with embedded videos about the destruction tools commonly used in VFX pipelines. Extract from the article: Destruction pipelines today are key aspects of any major visual effects pipeline. Many current pi…

Q&A: Rob Nederhorst, visual effects supervisor

CG Channel has an interview with VFX supervisor Rob Nederhorst (Thor, Captain America, etc) and a preview video of his upcoming Gnomon Master class for compositing anf VFX. "CGG: So what are those ‘little things’? VFX artists get to see a …

Photoshop登場までの知られざる歴史

普段何気なく使っているPhotoShopですが、その元は意外と知られていないのではないでしょうか。写真屋と日本語になおされることも多いこのソフトの歴史は"文字通り"だったようです。 詳しくはこちら

New-age nursery rhyme

Computer Graphics World has an online exclusive about creation of the shoe-shaped home in the spot for Canadian Real Estate Association. “Blue Source wanted to build a house shaped like a shoe instead of an oversized shoe, so we set out to…

子どもの携帯電話・インターネット利用状況

様々な団体の調査を元に考察したところ、先進国でも日本の子供のインターネット普及率が低いとのこと。この調査ではさらに、かなりの低年齢層にまで携帯電話やタブレットの普及が始まっていることが示されており、アメリカではすでに「生まれた時からスマー…

VFX breakdown: the making of ColourBleed

CG Channel has an interesting article about the production process of making VFX short ColourBleed. "My recent film, ColourBleed, is a nine-minute live action short, set in a bleak Eastern European city. It follows the unfortunate fate of …

映像制作支援サイト「PIMOPIC」

国産の映像編集ソフト「EDIUS」のサイト内にあるPIMOPIC(The Perfect introductin of motion picture)は、映像クリエイターとして実際に仕事を始めている人や、これから映像コンテンツ制作を目指そうという人のための教科書コンテンツです。 経験豊…

Invisible CG effects

Computer Graphics World has an online exclusive interviewing the executive producers and compositing supervisor about the VFX work by Uncharted Territory in the feature film "Anonymous". "As executive producer and VFX supervisor of Anonymo…

The Lion King 3D: in-depth with Disney

fxguide has an interview with Disney's stereographer regarding the 3D conversion of The Lion King, recently re-released in cinemasa. Below is an extract regarding the method used for conversion. "After that I would watch the film and basic…

Making of FIBE TV

Studio Tendril has released the making of their ad for Bell's new IP-based television service. Concept art and in-progress shots are shared, and also a compositing breakdown of the various layers and passes used to create the final look of…

LinuxをAndroidで学ぼう、LPI-Japanの「Linux標準教科書」

LPI-Japanはこれまで、Linuxを基礎から学ぶことができる電子教科書をweb上で公開してきました。同社の「Linux標準教科書」は公開開始から18万ダウンロードを数え、その使用実績から教材として高い評価を得ています。 8月16日、同社はLinux標準教科書のAndroi…

Will 3D Printing Become a Household Product?

In the present state a 3D printer is used for industrial purposes and is used for materials like plastic and metals. It aids in bulk production of goods with uniformity among them. This eases production processes and brings about consisten…

Cinesite recreates 18th century London in 3D for Pirates of the Caribbean

Computer Graphics World has an online exclusive on Cinesite's recreationg of 18th century London in 3D for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. "Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more th…

iPhoneで最もよく設定されるパスコードは「1234」、該当者は要注意

セキュリティアプリ「Big Brother Camera Security」の開発者であるDaniel Amitay氏はアプリに使用されるパスコードからiPhoneで最もよく設定されているパスコードを調べ、公表しました。公表された情報によると、もっともよく使われるパスコードは「1234」…

Cinesite’s 115 VFX shots for X-Men: First Class

3D World has an article about Cinesite's range of shots for X-Men: First Class. Cinesite worked on a range of shots including a retro version of the Cerebro Room, Azazel’s fight sequences, a military parade in Red Square, and Washington DC…

Skillset handbook sets benchmark for VFX education

The Core Skills of VFX Handbook has one simple but ambitious aim: to improve the new entrant skills available for the UK's VFX industry. The handbook is relevant to both students and tutors; it is designed to assist universities and colleg…

簡単手間いらずのワイヤレス充電器、「エアボルテージ」

スマートフォンをはじめとしたモバイル機器が増え続けている今日このごろ、うっかり充電を忘れてしまい、大事なときにモバイル機器を利用できない!!という状況を経験した方も多いはず。そのような方におすすめしたいのが、この度、日本マクセルから登場した…

MARI 1.1 Video Tutorials by Gnomon

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has released two video tutorials presented by The Foundry, recorded during the MARI 1.1 release event in December, 2010. Part 1 Gnomon Alumni Brandon Fayette & Jake Raymor from Bad Robot Productions demo…

Looking at the capture of Halo:Reach - Deliver Hope using the Optitrack Insight VCS

CGSociety talked to the Previsualization Supervisors for AJ Briones and Justin Denton from Halon Entertainment about the technology they used on Halo: Reach. Their focus was on the cameras, to make it feel like there's a cameraman actually…

Panda Security社、セキュリティ分野の都市伝説を切る

Panda Security社は11月16日自社のブログにて、ITセキュリティ分野でよく耳にする都市伝説について自社の考えを示しました。セキュリティ会社がウイルスを作っている?といった、セキュリティ会社としてはとんでもないと思うような都市伝説について解説を試み…

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Twitterが一般に浸透し、多くの有名人にもTwitterブームが起こっています。しかし最近、そうした有名人の「Twitter離れ」ともいう現象が広まっているようです。記事中ではTwitterにある種の「振り落としの段階」が訪れたのではないかと語られています。みんな…

FirefoxはGoogle Chromeに勝てないのか?

FirefoxとGoogle Chromeはどちらがより優れたブラウザなのか。また、どちらが将来シェアを拡げることになるのか。今回の記事は、この2つのブラウザに焦点を絞って書かれています。著者はかなりGoogle Chromeを評価しているようで、記事内でFIrefoxの良いとこ…