from the archives: 25 years of fxguide

Art of Tracking Part 1: History of Tracking

August 24, 2004

In part one of a two part series about tracking, Mike Seymour covers the history of 2D and 3D tracking in visual effects. Today’s artists might take it for granted, but what companies and individuals helped bring image processing innovation to the field and change the industry forever?

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Smoke on Mac Part 1: Overview

December 15, 2009

Autodesk announced the release of Smoke on Mac 2010 today and it’s a big move for Autodesk, as traditionally their system products have been bundled software/hardware packages.

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Artist in Action: ROBOTA – Doug Chiang and Sparx*

December 10, 2002

He designed the Battle Droid, Destroyer Droid, Naboo starfigher, Watto, and the Jedi gunships. So what was so cool, so great, that it dragged designer Doug Chiang away?

FXGuide caught up with Doug Chiang and the team at SPARX* who are bringing his vision to the screen. We discussed design, compositing and on the way we got some amazing behind the scenes quicktimes, showing how this amazing film is being made.

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recent articles & podcasts

Inside Out 2: Redefining the Magic with New Technology

The first Inside Out film was rendered with Renderman REYES, but for Inside Out 2 Pixar had to replicate all all the magic with the new Renderman RIS.

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CGI digital double acting at DI4D

DI4D extends the art of CGI digital humans.

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Best papers at CVPR: they are kind of fun!

Want to see what will be in AI aps in the future? We have a look at the best research papers released today at the CVPR conference.

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NVIDIA’s JeDi: Joint-Image Diffusion models for fine-tuning generative AI

More control of text-to-image generative AI with consistency and around real-world objects from the CVPR conference.

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fxpodcast #372: ILM’s Richard Bluff discusses the art and craft behind Ahsoka

ILM’s Richard Bluff on Ashoka, space whales, Anakin, Vader, tricks learned in LEDv olumes, and being teased by Dave Filoni. Plus a galaxy of BTS stills.

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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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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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VFXShow 283: The Fall Guy

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

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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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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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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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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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