Autodesk buys Wonder Dynamics

May 21, 2024

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

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1st SORA Music Video, How SORA is Evolving & Guessing Possible Pricing

May 8, 2024

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!

April 27, 2024

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

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Inside the (LED) bunker of Fallout

April 17, 2024

A deep dive inside the Fallout series virtual production work with Magnopus’ Ben Grossmann

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Actually Using SORA

April 14, 2024

The exact current state of SORA with the team from Air Head or ‘How to tell a consistent story despite the slot machine nature of genAI.’

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In Concert: Black Pink and Doja Cat – In Your Face

January 30, 2024

The Diamond Bros have been doing VR concerts for years. Their latest are Black Pink in Korea and Doja Cat In Detroit.

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Should you update your Apple Gear for Pro Work?

January 15, 2024

We road test the iPhone 15 Max and M3 Max MacBook Pro for professional work.

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The Meep may not inherit the Earth, thanks to Dr Who and Untold Studios

December 8, 2023

Untold Studios worked with Bad Wolf to help bring the BBC’s 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who to life, with a major focus on The Meep in the ep, ‘The Star Beast’.

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True Cross Platform, Immersive, Open Source Connected Spaces

October 4, 2023

Today the Web is a series of connected pages, tomorrow could be a series of Connected Spaces – thanks to Magnopus.

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The Art of NeRFs, Part 2: Guassian Splats, RT NeRFs, Stitching and adding Stable Diffusion into NeRFs

September 27, 2023

In part 2 of our Art of NeRFs, we explore 4 incredible applications and innovations in the world of NeRFs

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The Art and Craft of Training Data. Yes, Training Data

September 6, 2023

VFX uses Machine Learning tools and it is also increasingly being used to produce training data for ML solutions with sleuthing and alchemy.

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The Art of NeRFs, Part 1

August 30, 2023

NeRFs were one of THE hot topics at SIGGRAPH 2023 – and we deep dive into why… and exactly what a NeRF is.

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How they did that Brilliant Women’s Football Commercial

August 8, 2023

Nicolas Vogel, Flame artist & VFX Supervisor at Prodigious in France headed the Orange – la Compil des Bleues TV commercial which has gone viral the world over.

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Congrats to the VFX Emmy Nominees

July 12, 2023

Congrats to all the Emmy Nominations for 2023.

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Union Power (The VFX behind The Power)

July 12, 2023

We speak to Union VFX in the UK about The Power

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AI aided Facial Animation for Call of Duty Modern Warfare II

July 6, 2023

DI4D + Infinity Ward delivered the facial animation for Call of Duty Modern Warfare II. They processed over 4 hours of facial performance data with a new AI pipeline.

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Guardians Vol3: How they delivered those brilliant CG character performances

July 3, 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be remembered for having some of the finest character animation work yet seen in the Marvel Universe.

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Apple M2 Studio Learns Nuke Machine Learning

June 14, 2023

The new Nuke with Apple Silicon native CopyCat shows why the new Apple M2 Ultra is a great machine learning VFX tool.

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Guardians Vol 3: How They Did That Incredible Hallway Shot

June 2, 2023

We talk to Wētā FX’s Guy Williams and deep dive into that Hallyway one-shot in Guardians Vol3.

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A Possible Future of Wide Scale Volumetric: NeRFs, AI and Experiencials

May 15, 2023

We answer a much asked question: What is the next big thing with AI in media and entertainment?

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Picard : Star Trek at its VFX finest

May 5, 2023

Picard’s VFX honors both the tradition and inspiration of decades of Trek VFX.

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What a week in 3D: RenderMan, Lightwave, and Clarisse

April 28, 2023

RenderMan turns 25, Lightwave Moves, and Clarisse Dies

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Virtual Influences and Digital Humans at Scale: Isaac Bratzel

April 3, 2023

We talk to Isaac Bratzel about his new Digital Human company: Avataros

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AI Generative Fashion Videos

March 23, 2023

London College of Fashion and Framestore’s Johannes Saam discuss how to make generative fashion AI videos

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Flying Top Gun: Maverick with Ryan Tudhope

February 14, 2023

A Deep Dive with Oscar Nominated Ryan Tudhope, the Visual Effects Supervisor on Top Gun: Maverick.

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Exclusive: Joe Letteri Discusses Wētā FX’s new Facial Pipeline on Avatar 2

December 21, 2022

Senior VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri discusses in depth, Wētā FX’s new APFS pipeline – the new face system in Avatar: The Way of Water, along with Prof. Karan Singh.

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She-Hulk: Wētā’s Shade of Green

October 27, 2022

We sit down with Wētā FX to discuss the character animation of She-Hulk with VFX Supervisor Guy Williams and Animation Director Sidney Kombo-Kintombo

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Why the Campanile Movie, 25 years on, is still so important

October 5, 2022

Following his Lifetime Achievement Emmy, Paul Debevec looks back 25 years to his original Campanile Movie.

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The Virtual Production behind the Soccer TVC for Caledon Football Club

September 15, 2022

We explore the technical issues in this advanced Virtual Production with film makers and VP experts.

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Bullet Train

August 22, 2022

Taking a ride on Bullet Train with DNEG

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