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State of VR

Mar 04 2015

An overview of VR announcements at GDC, including Weta Digital and EPIC Games' Hobbit experience with Smaug. read more...

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Shotgun – now with RV – becomes way more affordable

Mar 02 2015

Shotgun has announced a huge price reduction as well as revealed that they will be bundling RV with no additional charge for all customers starting in April. read more...

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The Tech Behind the Tools of Avatar Part 1: Ocula

Mar 03 2010

Ocula is at the very heart of the new post-production tools that have emerged to deal with stereo. Nuke and Ocula were used extensively on Avatar, and we explore the lessons learned with Simon Robinson, Chief Scientist of the Foundry. Ocula, in particular, is a read more...

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State of VR

by Mike Seymour

An overview of VR announcements at GDC, including Weta Digital and EPIC Games' Hobbit experience with Smaug. read more...

Faceware: taking a test drive

by Mike Seymour

Faceware is a streamlined effective face pipeline solution used from serious games such as "Call of Duty" to previs. In the lead up to GDC we donned the helmet to test the system. read more...

ILM at the Oscars

by Mike Seymour

Rounding out our series we look at the two Sci-Tech Oscars awarded to ILM and their technical partners, and go backstage at the Sci-Tech Awards in LA. read more...