from the archives: 25 years of fxguide

Disney’s new Production Renderer ‘Hyperion’ – Yes, Disney!

October 13, 2014

With Disney as the owner of Pixar & thus RenderMan, it may surprise some to know that Disney Animation has developed a completely new production renderer: Hyperion – with some very cool tech & clocking a million render hours a day on Big Hero 6.

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Double Negative Breaks Down Batman Begins – Pt 2

July 25, 2005

Mike Seymour talks with Paul Franklin from Double Negative about their work on Batman Begins. Part two of two.

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Exclusive! Plug pulled on Socratto

September 5, 2002

“Socratto is Dead” rumors have been flying around the effects industry this week, reaching a fevered pace yesterday. Ordinarily we’d hold of posting such news without direct confirmation from the company, but word has come from many directions…..

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recent articles & podcasts

fxpodcast #371: Blending reality & imagination using art + science: Bilawal Sidhu

In our latest fxpodcast, we talk with Creative Technologist Bilawal Sidhu and discuss spatial intelligence, visual intelligence, and generative AI in the media and entertainment space.

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Jason Zimmerman on the VFX of Star Trek Discovery & Strange New Worlds

We speak to the remarkable Jason Zimmerman about the remarkable VFX of Discovery and Strange New Worlds.

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Shooting for the Apple Vision Pro: post-production part two

Part two of our look at filming and editing spatial video for the Apple Vision Pro.

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VFX Supervisor Chad Wanstreet: four Robert Downey Jr.s and fleeing Vietnam in The Sympathizer

HBO’s The Sympathizer: 70’s drama comedy with not one but four Robert Downey Jr.s! We look at the visual effects it took to bring the four to the screen and more.

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quicktakes

fxpodcast #370: Loki Season 2 with VFX supervisor Chris Townsend

We speak to Chris Townsend VFX supervisor of Loki Season 2.

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fxpodcasts

VFXShow 283: The Fall Guy

This week, we discuss The Fall Guy and the significance of it’s cinema release.

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thevfxshow

fxpodcast #369: Kingdom Of the Planet of Apes with Director Wes Ball and VFX Supervisor Erik Winquist

We discuss the hit new Kingdom Of the Planet of Apes film with Director Wes Ball and Wētā FX VFX Supervisor Erik Winquist.

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Autodesk buys Wonder Dynamics

We talk exclusively to the founders of Wonder Dynamics about their sale to Autodesk, and what it means for users.

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fxpodcast #369: Shōgun with VFX Supervisor Michael Cliett

Production VFX Supervisor Michael Cliett discusses making FX’s Shōgun.

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Digital Domain unveils Masquerade3

Hanno Basse explains the new Digital Domain markerless Masquerade3 facial animation pipeline.

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quicktakes

Proof share their postvis work on The Creator

The Creator was one of the most impressive VFX film of the last year, Proof have released with PreVis reel.

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quicktakes

VFXShow 282: Shōgun vs. 3 Body Problem

This week, we talk about two big-budget, major TV series: Netflix’s 3 Body Problem and FX’s Shogun.

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thevfxshow

AI: the battleground for Final Cut Pro vs. Premiere Pro vs. Resolve

Generative AI and machine learning are changing the editing landscape with all three major editing packages fighting it out with amazing new AI tools.

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quicktakes

1st SORA music video, How SORA is evolving & guessing possible pricing

We continue our coverage of talking to early SORA users, exploring SORA’s newest features, and hypotheses about its possible pricing.

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Shooting spatial video – why all the negativity? It’s great!

We test drive a massively wide range of options for filming spatial video for the Apple Vision Pro.

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fxpodcast #368: Apple Vision Pro with Kent Bye

In this special joint podcast we discuss the Apple Vision Pro with VR expert and podcaster Kent Bye.

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UE 5.4 released with improved ICVFX and Android VCam

UE 5.4 released with some great improvements for ICVFX, rendering and Android VCam

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quicktakes

Project Arena: Chaos LED volumes

Project Arena is a real-time ray tracing solution for virtual production from Chaos.

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quicktakes