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Legend or truth: the VFX of Hercules

Jul 28 2014

From fantastical creatures to sprawling battles - fxguide looks at the visual effects of Hercules. read more...

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Inside RealFlow 2014

Jul 27 2014

A run-down of RealFlow 2014 with Lumiere Studios' technical director Duncan Lees. read more...

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X-Men: Extreme Makeover

Jun 12 2006

In this week's podcast we talk to Greg Strause, of Lola and Hydraulx and John Bruno visual effects supervisor of X-Men, about the amazing 25 year digital facelifts in X-Men: The Last Stand. We are also joined in our companion written story by Eric Saindon read more...

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UDIM UV mapping

by Mike Seymour

UDIM UV mapping has enormous popularity for texturing in the face of much newer systems such as Ptex (which works very well in its own right). We investigate why & talk to the original author, Richard Addison-Wood at Weta Digital. read more...

FMX 2014: day three/four report

by John Montgomery

We have a variety of sessions in our third recap from FMX. This includes a panel discussion on applying animation pipelines to vfx, the Arnold Renderer workshop, Shotgun, Rush, and Paul Debevec. read more...

FMX 2014: day two report

by John Montgomery

FMX day two, with a variety of presentations on films, commercials, animation, and more. With some help from Matt Leonard, we recap a few of the day's offerings including the sneak peek at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. read more...

FMX 2014: day one report

by John Montgomery

FMX 2014 got underway in Stuttgart, Germany on Tuesday. Over the years, this has become Europe's premiere VFX related conference and this year is no exception. We recap some of the highlights from the first day, with help from fxphd prof Matt Leonard. read more...