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There’ll Be 600 Things To Do At SIGGRAPH2014

0 What’s SIGGRAPH 2014? SIGGRAPH stands for the Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques. The first SIGGRAPH conference was held in 1974 and is held in different locations across the United States and Canada. Since 2008, a second conference has been held in Asia every year in December. During the autumn in Finland […]


Climb Inside The What? Feels Worse Than A Roller Coaster


Source: MoCap  Innovations… Here Oliver Kreylos, a researcher at the University of California, Davis, places himself in a virtual boardroom using 3D video capture with 3 Kinects (3D cameras) and an Oculus Rift. You can watch his video here: If you want to know more from the man himself go to his blog post ‘3D […]


Noah’s Epic Rain & the Demise of Windows XP


Source: Paramount Pictures in : This time we take a speedy ride around the Internet to see what is out there. Noah’s Epic Rain –  Flooding rains controlled by custom iPad App There is an interesting short video on creating the torrential downpour scenes in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Something to remember from the video is […]


Secrets of blockbuster FX (video)


Secrets of blockbuster FX I admit that I can’t just watch a video or a movie without trying to figure out how the effect was created. And, I may not be the first to write this, but it is true that the best VFX are the ones you don’t notice. I would also add that […]


Behind the Scenes – VFX in Pacific Rim


Source: Behind the Scenes – VFX in Pacific Rim The highly-acclaimed VFX company, Industrial Light & Magic, has recently released their new visual effects breakdown video featuring the contributions they made to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. For more than two years the Industrial Light & Magic team, based in San Francisco, Singapore and Vancouver worked […]


BBC Hidden Kingdoms – Tiny Cameras, Huge Screens, CGI, 3D


  Source: BBC Hidden Kingdoms – Tiny Cameras, Huge Screens, CGI, 3D The new program BBC’s “Hidden Kingdoms” is intended to be a representation of an “interpretation” of the world that animals live in. A spokeswoman for the BBC stated that: “This is a different approach to a traditional wildlife series. Based entirely on real behavior, […]


Jamaican 3D Animators Land Disney Deal in “Lucky Fred”


“Lucky Fred” Disney and Nickelodeon Cartoon Jamaican 3D Animators Land Disney Deal in “Lucky Fred” Reel Rock GSW Animation Ltd, a Jamaican animation company, announced that it will be co-producing a cartoon series aired on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Reel Rock GSW Animation disclosed the information this […]


Puff 3D Short Film Wins Multiple Awards


Puff Sweeps Multiple Awards at International Animation Awards : Puff 3D – Pulls in Awards! The 3D Animation Short Film, “Puff”  was awarded the Best Character Animation Category, Best Stylization and Best 3D film Gold award at 24FPS International Animation Awards.The 5 mins 33 seconds Short Film which was directed by Vijosh Nair and Harishankar […]

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Angry Birds’ Rival Mario Kart releases with $65 in-app purchases


Source: Angry Birds’ Rival Mario Kart releases with $65 in-app purchases Rovio Entertainment’s free-to-play game released December 11, 2013 across iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and Blackberry 10 devices. Angry Birds Go!, the free-to-play kart racer spin off of the popular paid version of the downloadable strategy series launched on December 11, 2013. The game […]