from the archives: 25 years of fxguide

Case study: how to make a Captain America wimp

July 25, 2011

Director Joe Johnston rejected notions of having a separate actor play the wimpy Steve Rogers in Captain America, as we discovered when we spoke to Edson Williams, visual effects supervisor for Lola VFX.

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Autodesk Announces Toxik

March 31, 2005

Today is one of the bigger days in recent memory at Autodesk Media and Entertainment — the company formerly known as Discreet. After years of development, Autodesk Toxik was formally announced today, with version 1.0 shipping in mid-April.

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MPC Replicating Rachael in Blade Runner 2049 (updated)

October 20, 2017

Rachael, the latest remarkable virtual human from MPC

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Nikon to acquire RED.com

Nikon buys RED – and what it might mean.

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fxpodcast #365 Ian Spriggs: Digital Portrait Artist

Ian Spriggs is an unbelievable digital artist creating the most believably insightful portraits.

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fxpodcast #365 Masters of the Air

Masters of the Air VFX supervisor Stephen Rosenbaum and Mike’s 1000th podcast here at fxguide

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BAFTA Film Awards 2024 Winner: Poor Things

Congrats to the winner of the BAFTA for VFX: Poor Things – Simon Hughes. Listen to Simon discuss the film in our fxpodcast.

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And the world just shifted on its axis (again): SORA video AI

We look at the new jaw-dropping SORA video diffusion models.

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Shooting the Emmy winning Welcome to Wrexham

Emmy winning Welcome to Wrexham with the URSA Mini Pro 12K

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

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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Oscar Nominees 2024

Congrats to all the artists and teams behind this year’s great set of films.

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Dumb Money: clever effects

VFX Supervisor Sam O’Hare and Fusion Studio for the visual effects in Dumb Money

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BAFTA Nominations 2024

Congrats to all the 2024 BAFTA Nominations and artist who worked on these great projects.

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RSP: ML in Nuke with Revize

RSP REVIZE ML pipeline integrated into NUKE

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VES Award Nominations 2024

Congratulations to all the nominated VFX supervisors, VFX producers, and hands-on artists.

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Should you update your Apple gear for pro work?

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

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VFXShow 279: Godzilla Minus One

The team discuss Takashi Yamazaki’s remarkable Godzilla Minus One.

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Framestore: The Crown Series 6 VFX Breakdown

Framestore’s VFX reel from the Crown Season 6

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The 16 Scientific and Technical Awards for this year’s Academy Awards

Developers of USD, Marvelous Designer, OpenVDB are among this years Sci-Tech Winners

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fxpodcast #364: Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One & the Start of Awards Session

At this the start of award season, we talk to ILM’s Alex Wuttke about Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

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SIGGRAPH ASIA 2023

A wrap up of SIGGRAPH ASIA’s Featured Presentations.

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