from the archives: 25 years of fxguide

The state of rendering – part 1

July 15, 2013

In our follow-up to the popular Art of Rendering feature on fxguide, we now look at the current State of Rendering. Part 1 delves into the issues of the day: physically based lighting and rendering, ray tracing and more, while Part 2 highlights each major renderer in the VFX industry.

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Discreet Strata and Mezzo Unveiled at NAB

April 10, 2002

The new technology which was rumored to be revealed at NAB this year (Film & Video Magazine) was shown as the last item of the evening on Sunday. The presentation on Sunday was a bit confusing at points and it was the end of a long presentation and and because of that it seems as though some information might have been lost to the users. We’ll try to break down what was shown that evening with what was also shown during the week in special showings on the

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Manuka: Weta Digital’s new renderer

August 6, 2014

In this exclusive report, we investigate the new Manuka renderer developed at Weta Digital.

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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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