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Style city: A Dame to Kill For

Aug 29 2014

Behind the scenes of Prime Focus' visual effects for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. read more...

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Into the Storm: a trio of tornadoes

Aug 18 2014

How real reference served to inform the visual effects artists for three of the devastating tornado sequences in Into the Storm. 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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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...