Day 3 Siggraph 2011

August 10, 2011

Day 3 of the Siggraph Show in Vancouver and the trade show opened, joining the papers, tech talks, presentations and general geeking out that is Siggraph 2011. Today included detailed talks from Pixar, news on Alembic, OpenColorIO and much more.

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Iron Man – Rock Solid

May 09, 2008

Iron Man is a blockbuster hit due to a focus on acting, great action sequences and seamless big budget visual effects by lead facility Industrial Light and Magic, steered by visual effects supervisor John Nelson. Alongside ILM was The Orphanage and we drill down on just one aspect of the film – the Heads Up Display – in this week’s fxpodcast with designer Dav Rauch.

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A quick look at the new films for 2008

January 12, 2008

What is coming in 2008 – we have roughed out a schedule of effects films for 2008., From Indy to Maxwell Smart, from Lions to Penguins and on to Robotic heroes. What we can expect and from whom.

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Spiderman – The Technical Web we Weave

May 05, 2007

Spider-man 3 delivers on its promise with three sensational CG villains and new side to the web-slinging superhero. Bill Dawes and Kelsey Brookes go behind the scenes with the Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX and animation team of what is reported to be one of the most expensive movies ever made.

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Siggraph Day One

August 13, 2008

Siggraph opened on Monday. On day one, highlights included the conference keynote from Ed Catmull (Pixar), Nuke and Autodesk User groups, new software from Maya, Renderman, Motion Builder and some great technical papers – and Fjorg started.

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